For Immediate Release
The Israeli army is currently invading the village of Saida, in the Tulkarem district of the West Bank.
According to local sources, Israeli special forces were occupying an old, abandoned Palestinian house in the center of the village last night. At least two Israeli checkpoints were setup in the morning between Saida and the neighboring areas. Military jeeps along with bulldozers invaded the village later in the afternoon.
A 32 year old Palestinian farmer was killed (Mohammad Ali Ittwair) and two boys were injured (Mahdi Sahir, 14 years old, injured in the head and Saddam Hassan, 17 years, injured in the stomach). No information has been provided about the boy’s condition yet.
Since the beginning of the current Intifada, 23 Palestinians from the village of Saida have been killed and three homes were demolished.
For more information, contact:
Ashraf (Saida): 0599-437-392
ISM Media Office: 0599-943-157, 054-237-8609