Soldiers kidnap mother and her baby near Hebron 21Jan13 January 21, 2013

IMEMC   -    20 January 2013

460_0___10000000_0_0_0_0_0_kidnap_woman_childSaturday January 19, Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian woman and her 18-month old baby, in the Um Al Arayes area, east of Yatta town, near the southern West bank city of Hebron.

The soldiers attacked the woman before kidnapping her while she was carrying her baby.

The incident took place in the Southern Hebron hills after the mother, Reema Oleyyan Awad, arrived with her family at their land to cultivate it before being stopped by the soldiers.

A video of the attack was published on YouTube showing the army violently attacking and kidnapping a Palestinian father while his children gathered around him trying to “prevent” the army from kidnapping their father.

The video shows the soldiers forcing the man onto the ground, on his back, before two soldiers pinned him and placed the cuff on his hands.

The scared children tried to reach their father, crying “my father, my father”, but the soldiers kept pushing them away, in an attempt to force them to leave the scene.

A female soldier then shouted at the woman (Reema), yelling at her “come over here”, soldiers then tried to push Reema away while she was still carrying her child.

The panicking mother then started shouting “move away from me”, “my boy, move away from my boy”…

The soldiers took Reema and her child to their jeep before moving them to the Israeli Police station in Keryat Arba’ illegal settlement in Hebron, Hafeth Al-Hreimy, a local peace activist told the Radio Bethlehem 2000.


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