Friday, April 08, 2011

Israeli army arrests 100 women in West Bank village

Israel’s military uses bulldozers to destroy Palestinian houses, makes hundreds of arrests after murder of settlers.

Middle East Online, April 7, 2011

80 percent of the houses in the village had been raided

NABLUS, West Bank – Israeli troops stormed Awarta village in the northern West Bank on Thursday, arresting more than 100 women as they hunted the killers of an Israeli family, officials said.

The military also used bulldozers to destroy Palestinian houses in a northern farming village east of Tubas, in an area under Israeli control, according to Palestinian security officials.

In Awarta, hundreds of troops entered the village shortly after midnight and imposed a curfew after which they began rounding up the women, local council head Tayis Awwad said.

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