Saturday January 19, Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian woman and her 18-month old baby, in the Um Al Arayes area, east of Yatta town, near the southern West bank city of Hebron.The soldiers attacked the woman before kidnapping her while she was carrying her baby.
The incident took place in the Southern Hebron hills after the mother, Reema Oleyyan Awad, arrived with her family at their land to cultivate it before being stopped by the soldiers.
A video of the attack was published on YouTube showing the army violently attacking and kidnapping a Palestinian father while his children gathered around him trying to âpreventâ the army from kidnapping their father.
The video shows the soldiers forcing the man onto the ground, on his back, before two soldiers pinned him and placed the cuff on his hands.
The scared children tried to reach their father, crying âmy father, my fatherâ, but the soldiers kept pushing them away, in an attempt to force them to leave the scene.
A female soldier then shouted at the woman (Reema), yelling at her âcome over hereâ, soldiers then tried to push Reema away while she was still carrying her child.
The panicking mother then started shouting âmove away from meâ, âmy boy, move away from my boyââŠ
The soldiers took Reema and her child to their jeep before moving them to the Israeli Police station in Keryat Arbaâ illegal settlement in Hebron, Hafeth Al-Hreimy, a local peace activist told the Radio Bethlehem 2000.