Israeli Forces Prevent International Observers from Monitoring Army Raid near Hebron

HEBRON, June 26, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Wednesday prevented international observers from monitoring an army operation in the village of At-Tawani, to the south of Hebron, according to Operation Dove – Nonviolent Peace Crops.

At around 1:30 am, Israeli army entered in the South Hebron Hills area village of At-Tuwani in order to raid the house of Muhammad Issa Rabai. In that house nine people live, three of them are minors.

The soldiers searched the house until 2:00 am, preventing international observers from monitoring the army operation without any explanation. Soldiers also did not allow the owner to see what they were doing in the house’s rooms, so when the soldiers left the place he could see that all the wardrobes were opened and searched in his house.

According to Ma’an News, “Tuesday marks the 12th day since three Israeli teenagers disappeared from the Gush Etzion settlement near Bethlehem. The ongoing military search operation for the missing Israelis in the West Bank is widely considered to be the most extensive deployment since the Second Intifada.”

“Over 500 Palestinians have been arrested since the operation began, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Israeli forces have killed five Palestinians and injured dozens throughout the operation,” quoted Operation Dove.

Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.


Source: WAFA