Israeli forces kill Arab youth; admit to robbing
Palestinian houses before burning
them Palestine-Israel, Military, 8/26/2002
While one Palestinian young man was shot by the Israeli bullets
in Jenin and other three wounded when an Israeli on foot patrol
opened fire randomly against the Palestinians in one of the city's
market, an Israeli force stormed into Marqa village near Jenin and
arrested three of its citizens. The Israeli force also stormed into
Salfeit town and arrested five Palestinians under the charges that
they are members of the Palestinian activists.
forces also informed two families in Abu Dies village near Jerusalem
that it had decided to demolish their houses in the context of
measures against families and relatives of the executors of the
operations against Israel.
The Israeli forces also arrested
Abdul Halim Daana, the official in the People's Front for the
Liberation of Palestine after they broke into his house in Hebron.
Two citizens from Khareita and Khurbet al-Sabah villages near
Ramullah were also arrested on charges of resistance.
Palestinian child Muhammad Abu Lehya ( 13 year old) was strongly
wounded when the Israeli forces opened fire at the Palestinians near
the complex of Ghoushe Hatieve settlement in Gaza and opened its
artillery fire at the houses near Khan Younis.
retaliation, the Palestinians detonated several explosives when an
Israeli patrol was running near Jenin and the Israeli army imposed a
tough besiege in the area in search for other
Meanwhile, some 35 Israeli officers and soldiers
who took part in breaking acts of the Palestinian cities, villages
and camps in the West Bank admitted that they stole money, jewelry
and electrical equipment and personal properties from the houses
they broke in and that they destroyed and burnt the houses with the
aim to hide the theft.
Member of the Israeli Knesset
Aminthilion Villan for the Meritz movement said that the stealing
and plundering acts committed by the Israeli army is an indication
of a common phenomenon rather than individual acts. One of the
Israeli army officers said "these sums and acts reveal the state of
deteriorating morals in the Israeli army."