5 July 2009
At approximately 4:15 on the morning of 5.7.09 more than 100 Israeli Soldiers invaded Bilin Village. Many of them were masked and all carried automatic weapons.
They attacked several houses and arrested Oda Rebhe Abu Rahma, 20, and Mahmoud Issa Yassein, 17. Upon request the soldiers would not tell their families where they were taking them or the name of an officer in command. Palestinian and international presence questioned the soldiers and dearrested several people who were documenting the kidnappings. This is the third week of night raids in Bilin village. Israeli soldier have conducted night raids almost every night and have arrested seven village youth during this period.