domingo, 13 de febrero de 2011

Inside the Israeli Military Repression of Nabi Saleh: Night Raids

Inside the Israeli Military Repression of Nabi Saleh: Night Raids from Joseph Dana on Vimeo.

by Joseph Dana

The military repression of Nabi Saleh, up close and personal. This video was taken in Janurary 2011 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, west of Ramallah. The Israeli army raided the village at 02:00 and went from house to house in order to photograph and record the ID information of the children and young adults. In this video, both of the children, 11 year old Kareem and 14 year old Islam were arrested in the days following the raid. 14 year old Islam has been in January since the time of his arrest and will have a hearing on 14 Feb 2011 regarding the charge of stone throwing during a demonstration against the occupation in Nabi Saleh. 11 year old was arrested following this night raid but released after a five hour interrogation.

For those that do not understand Hebrew or Arabic, what is being said by the soldiers is strict discussion about names and ID numbers. The commander spells the names of each of the children and recites their id numbers for this second officer who writes down the information. At one point, towards the end of the video, the commander asks if the child threw stones during the demonstrations. The answer given by his mother is no.

For more on the military repression of the popular struggle in the West Bank please visit The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee. The video is courtesy of the Belal Tamimi of Nabi Saleh who shot the footage.

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