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4.08.2010

MPT Office and Home in West Bank Raided by Israeli Occupation Forces

Special thanks go to Anne Paq (CHRONIQUES DE PALESTINE), Ali Omar, and Eyad Bornat (Friends of Freedom & Justice - Bil'in), who have helped us keep pace with this incursion.

Once the Spring Team is able to evaluate the situation and the damage, we will post more first-hand information from Michigan Peace Team.

SUNDAY, APRIL 4th, 2010 (EASTER):  At two o'clock this morning, the Israeli Occupation Army forcefully entered a house in Howarah Town , South of Nablus. The house, which was empty at the time, is used as an office for the MICHIGAN PEACE TEAM.

According to some neighbors, who were watching the scene from their windows during the raid, tens of Israeli soldiers forcefully broke the garden gate and the main door and entered the house using sound bombs. The soldiers caused damage to the furniture of the house and confiscated pro-Palestinian banners and posters.

The raid tonight follows the recent Israeli campaign to end Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance, which takes the form of raids, arrest of local activists and organizers, such as Adeeb and Abdullah Abu Rahmah, as well as arrest and deportation of international activists, involved with Palestinian popular resistance, such as the recent unlawful detention/deportation of Eva Nováková, a Czech citizen, Ariadna Jove Marti, a Spanish journalist, and Bridgette Chappell, an Australian student in the Beir Zeit university.

Nael Al-Ahmad, a resident of Howarah, described the unjustified raid as a failed attempt to crush the grassroots movement against the Occupation and to hide and bar access to information from the international community about the Israeli inexplicable crimes against the Palestinian people.


More Information from Friends of Freedom and Justice- Bil'in:

At two o'clock this morning, the Israeli Occupation Army (forcefully entered a house in Howarah Town , South of Nablus. The house, which was empty at the time, is used as an office for the Michigan Peace Team. http://www.michiganpeaceteam.org According to some neighbors, who were watching the scene from their windows during the raid, tens of Israeli soldiers forcefully broke the garden gate and the main door and entered the house using sound bombs. The soldiers caused damage to the furniture of the house and confiscated pro-Palestinian banners and posters. The raid tonight follows the recent Israeli campaign to end Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance, which takes the form of raids, arrest of local activists and organizers, such as Adeeb and Abdullah Abu Rahmah, as well as arrest and deportation of international activists, involved with Palestinian popular resistance, such as the recent unlawful detention/deportation of Eva Nováková, a Czech citizen, Ariadna Jove Marti, a Spanish journalist, and Bridgette Chappell, an Australian student in the Beir Zeit university. Nael Al-Ahmad, a resident of Howarah, described the unjustified raid as a failed attempt to crash the grassroots movement against the Occupation and to hide and bar access to information from the international community about the Israeli inexplicable crimes against the Palestinian people.  

For more information:
http://australiansforpalestine.com/south-nablus-army-enters-office-of-michigan-peace-team-4apr10

http://chroniquespalestine.blogspot.com/2010/04/repression-against-human-rights.html

http://www.bilin-ffj.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=260&Itemid=1

1 comment:

http://books said...

Israel had committed the worst massacres in history, and always the whole world stopped silent.
Is it surprising that they Raided MPT office??!!!!