Army Incursion: Kafr ad Dik

Army Incursion: Kafr ad Dik

 

International Women’s Peace Service (IWPS) Deir Istiya, Salfit Telephone: 09 251 46 44 Human Rights Report No. 436 Human Rights Summary: Army Incursion Date of incidents: October 12, 2015 PlaceKafr ad Dik, Salfit, oPt Witnesses: Residents of Kafr ad Dik Contact details: IWPS withholds this information as a courtesy to those involved. However, we will do our best to furnish you with the information you may require, on request. 

Description of Incidents: At around 21:00 in the evening on Monday, October 12, 2015, Israeli Occupation Forces entered the village of Kafr ad Dik in one jeep. A group of villagers gathered in protest and the soldiers first fired what was described to us ´light bombs´, then shot the rubber coated steel bullets at people. Five minutes later, three more jeeps came in from the neighboring village of Bruqin followed by three Border Police vehicles coming from the Ale Zahav illegal settlement direction. Around midnight the soldiers started to search as many as 20 houses nearby alleging that they were looking for a person who threw a stone at their vehicle earlier on. kferdik1 When house to house search did not prove successful they arrested three young men who were sitting in front of their houses . Two were released soon after and one is still in detention and almost 24 hours later, whereabouts of this 21-year old man is not known. At around 2:00 on October 13, a bulldozer arrived and blocked a road that connects Kafr ad Dik to Deir Ballut using nine concrete blocks. The center of Kafr ad Dik is five kilometers away from Deir Ballut but now, in order to reach Deir Ballut, the villagers will have to make a long detour of 20km. kferdik3               An agriculture road on the north of KaD was also closed making it very difficult for the farmers to reach their own land in this busy olive harvest season. kferdik2 The reason for the incursion is unknown. Date of report: October 13, 2015 The International Women’s Peace Service, Deir Istiya, Salfit, Palestine. Email: palhouse@iwps-pal.org Website:  http://iwps.info IWPS is currently accepting volunteers for 2015-2016. Please visit our website at http://iwps.info for more information on our organization and how you can be a part of it. Operating out of Deir Istiya, International Women’s Peace Service monitors and responds to Human Rights Abuses in the area. Part of our mission is to contact the relevant authorities in the case of any arrests that take place in the Salfit area.