Israeli Forces Arrest 5 Beit Ommar Youths in Night Raid

13 March 2012

On Sunday, March 11th, 2012, Israeli forces entered Beit Ommar and arrested four youths during a night raid. Those arrested were:

Bilal Mahmoud Awad, age 15
Amer Shawkat Alqam, age 16
Ahmad Isa Saleiby, age 16
Mohamad Jewdat Ady, age 14

Night raids are a frequent occurrence in Beit Ommar, to create fear in the community and to discourage people from resisting the occupation. Residents of Beit Ommar are frequently arrested with no charges held against them, and usually have to pay fines between 1000 and 4000 shekels in order to be released.

To donate to help pay the support costs associated with the arrest of Beit Ommar residents, see: http://palestinesolidarityproject.org/donate/