Event #2802 Israeli occupation forces invade Deir Ghassaneh; harass Palestinian civilians and bury some alive in a cave Date: Friday, 13 Jun 2003
Palestine Medical Relief reports (13 June 2003):
Palestine Medical Relief and Palestine Monitor have just received an
urgent call for help from the villagers of Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah
in the West Bank. At 3am this morning, the Israeli occupying army
surrounded and blocked the village, declaring a curfew. At 12pm some of the
villagers heard cries for help. They discovered that the army was burying
alive three of the villagers who were seeking safety in a cave. The
soldiers shut off the entrance to the cave. The villagers attempted to
rescue them but were shot at by the army. It is not known whether they
have survived the attacks.
At around 5pm, the Israeli occupying army blew open the door of the
Palestine Medical Relief clinic and invaded it. They also attacked
several houses. In other parts of the village, the Israeli occupying army
is shooting and arresting villagers. As of yet, it is not known how many
have been killed and injured.
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