At 1:00 a.m. on 13 February, the Israeli military placed the village of
Beit Ummar under curfew, arresting approximately forty men between the
ages of eighteen and twenty-five and stationing soldiers, along with
jeeps and two bulldozers, throughout the village.
Soldiers entered homes and closed off four different areas inside the
village, restricting the movement of village residents. The military
denied an ambulance entry into village.