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Israel forces break arm of Palestinian woman as she attempts to prevent arrest of son

Israeli soldiers stand guard in Hebron, West Bank on 16 September 2017 [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apaimages]
Israeli soldiers stand guard in Hebron, West Bank on 16 September 2017 [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apaimages]

Israeli soldiers assaulted and broke the arm of a Palestinian woman as she tried to prevent them from detaining her son before dawn on Friday, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the home of Bassam Abu Aisha in the Jabal Abu Rumman neighbourhood of Hebron, in order to detain his son Saeed.

During the raid, Bassam’s wife attempted to prevent soldiers from taking her son. The soldiers assaulted her and broke her arm.

The soldiers also allegedly confiscated an undisclosed amount of money from Abu Aisha’s home.

Israeli forces also raided several homes in the town of Beita Awwa in the southern Hebron district, including the home of former prisoner Nabil Masalmeh. No detentions were reported.

Read: Israel sets up new checkpoint south of Hebron

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