At 03:15 am on Sunday morning about 50 soldiers invaded the village of Ni’lin by foot. They surrounded the house of Ayied Srour and were then joined by four military jeeps.
The house was invaded and the family living therein were confined in one of the rooms as the soldiers took away two of the sons: Ahmad Ayed Sadik and Abdulrahman Ayied Sadik Srour, two twins 18 years of age. The boys were loaded into army jeeps and we still don’t know where they were taken.
This is not the first time that Srour family house has been raided. Israeli soldiers stormed the house more than 13 times in 2008 and 2009. The older son Muhammed was arrested during those years and held in detention for six months.
The father Ayied Srour was shot in the eye with a rubber coated steel bullet in October 2008 on a distance of no more than 15 meters as Israeli soldiers invaded his house in order to arrest his older brother Aqil.
Ayed suffers from a mental illness that caused him to shout at the soldiers, asking questions about the arrest of his brother and pleading with them to leave him alone. The response from the soldiers was a shot to the eye with a rubber coated steel bullet.
Aqil was released from prison after five months but was killed two months later, on the 5th of june 2009. He was shot in the heart while trying to rescue a 16 year old boy who had been shot in the stomach with live ammuntion during a demonstration against the Israeli segragation wall in Ni’lin.
The Srour familly is paying a huge price for protesting against the occupation, defending their land and the future of their children. This home invasion comes as a part of a bigger campaign of arrests against Palestinian children carried out all across the West Bank by the Israeli occupational forces. Asw the children of Palestine are arrested Barack Obama is touring the area shaking hands and remaining as silent of Israeli violations as the rest of the world.
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