Monday, February 13, 2012

Four Injured After Troops Broke Into Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem reported that four residents were wounded, on Sunday evening, when Israeli troops and policemen broke into a Palestinian home of a former political prisoner, in Al-Esawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.

File - Image By Palestine-Info
File - Image By Palestine-Info

Eyewitnesses said that the army broke into the home of former political prisoner, Samer Al Eesawy, by smashing the main door, and attacked his relative, lawyer Shereen Al-Eesawy, her mother Laila, and her brother Shadi.

The lawyer suffered fractures in her arm and leg, and was taken prisoner by the police. Her mother was moved to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem suffering bruises in the neck, and a fracture in her arm, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Also, resident Rami Ismat was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired by the army while invading the town; he was also moved to Hadassah Hospital.

It is worth mentioning that, in October last year, Samer Al Eesawy was released under the prisoner-swap deal that secured the release of Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in exchange for the release of over a thousand Palestinian political prisoners.

The first phase of the deal was implemented on October 18, 2011, when Israel released 450 detainees, and Shalit was handed by the resistance to Egypt, and on December 18, 2011, Israel released 550 Palestinian detainees in the second phase of swap-deal.

International Middle East Media Center