Event #2862 Israeli military contingent invades several houses in Hebron and kidnaps several Palestinian civilians Date: Monday, 13 Oct 2008
The Israeli military detained on Monday five Palestinian residents from the West Bank city of Hebron, as an Israeli military court sentenced a sixth from the Jenin city. The Palestinian
Prisoners Society of Hebron confirmed today that an Israeli contingent stormed the Dahiriya, Surif and Nuba neighborhoods of Hebron city, detaining five Palestinians. Among those rounded up were two
brothers, who study and stay at the University of Bethlehem.
Also, Israeli soldiers broke early on Monday morning into several Palestinian homes in the said neighborhoods, under the pretext of searching for illicit substances. In the meantime, the Israeli
occupation authorities sentenced on Monday a Palestinian prisoner and remanded imprisonment of two others from Jenin city. The Jenin-based office of the prisoners society told media outlets that
Abdeljabbar Khalil of was sentenced to 9-month-long imprisonment, and that detention of Walid Jradat and Raed Hantouli, was extended until October 19.
In a related note, the advocate of the prisoners society, who follows up with the prisoners conditions inside the Israeli jails, Mo'amar Sabbah, confirmed that the prisoners suffer lack of proper
medical care and that many urgent cases are still pending treatment. Sabbah appealed to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to intervene to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian
prisoners inside the jails.
In the meantime, political leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Talal Abu Dareefa, called on the international community to pressure the Israeli government for an immediate
halt of all its actions against Palestinian prisoners. Currently, Israel holds more than 11,500 Palestinian prisoners including men, women and juveniles inside many detention facilities in Israel and
in the occupied West Bank.
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