At around 4am soldiers from the Israeli military stormed the village of Bil’in by foot. They abducted Suleiman Sif, aged 16 years, from his home and dragged him to an unknown destination.
This raid is part of a broad campaign over the last two weeks by the army to strike terror into the villagers of Bil’in. It is meant to stop the people from continuing their peaceful, non violent resistance at a time when a major court case against nearby settlement builders is pending in Canada.
It is yet another case of collective punishment by the Israeli government which fears that the resistance in Bil’in is achieving results.