Israeli Occupation Forces attack Palestinians outside mosque in Beit Ommar

11 October 2006

Today, at 12pm Israeli soldiers and Shabak (Israeli intelligence) blocked the mosque in Beit Ommar and attacked people who had come to pray. Two military jeeps, one hummer and one shabak car, totalling twenty soldiers and four secret service officers, entered and proceeded to block the mosque in Beit Ommar. People going to prayer were left standing outside the mosque, unable to enter.

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stayed for one hour, forcibly checking IDs, filming worshipers, and issuing two Palestinians with papers requiring them to attend questioning. The IOF then attacked five Palestinian men, beating them with their rifle butts and fists, causing two of them to bleed from the head, elbows and hands and forcing them to seek medical assistance.