Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Israeli Forces Raid Mayor's House in Qalqilya‏

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

QALQILYA, February 14, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli forces late Monday night raided the house of the mayor of Jayyous village, east of Qalqilya, Mohammad Jaber, according to the mayor son.

He told WAFA that more than 15 Israeli patrols raided the mayor’s three story house, which is a home for more than 18 family members, tampering with its contents and beating his 56 year-old mother who was transferred to hospital for treatment.

He added that Israeli forces forced the whole family to stay outside in the winter cold and used police dogs while searching the house, spreading terror among the family.

He said that this is the second time this week that the Israeli army raided his house; they raided the house on Saturday, arresting an 18 year-old after bombing the house’s main entrance and destroying many of its contents.