In one of the army’s recent attacks against civilians in the Nablus area, soldiers put a rifle to a Palestinian man’s head and threatened to shoot him if local youth approached to defend him.
After they kidnapped Waleed from his home in Asira al-Qibliya, the occupation army came back for his car – yet another item in the Apartheid regime’s most recent pillage of Palestinian property, estimated to be at least US $3 million in last month alone.
The occupation army attacked Asira at night, in total silence. Ransacking people’s homes, they took eight young men with them to the Huwwara checkpoint/army base/detention centre.
The news was that Madama was burning, Nablus was under attack, the Israeli army had once more entered the village of Asira, and roads were closed.
Israeli army attacked Asira al-Qibliya for the fourth night in a row, severely beating a 48-year-old and kidnapping his nephew.
Shooting tear gas, stun grenades, and live ammunition on the street as well as inside houses, and ransacking civilian homes and small businesses, dozens of heavily armed Israeli soldiers terrorised the village for several hours.
To commemorate the 3-year anniversary of the murder of Italian human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni, children of Asira in Nablus plant an olive tree and sing Bella Ciao.
Following yesterday’s killing of a Jewish settler form the militant illegal Yitzhar settlement, gangs of armed settlers accompanied by Israeli occupation army repeatedly attacked villages Burin, Asira and Urif.