02/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team
The day after a group of illegal settlers and soldiers invaded a Palestinian home and¬†threatened to slaughter the children¬†in front of them, one of the children was taken into custody by Israeli police.
On Saturday, a group of settlers climbed down onto the rooftop of Emad Eqneibi‚Äôs home. Among them was Noam Arnon (◊†◊Ę◊Ě ◊ź◊®◊†◊ē◊ü) — a right-wing settler who referred to¬†Baruch Goldstein (the¬†mass murderer¬†of 29 worshipers in the¬†Ibrahimi Mosque)‚Äďas an¬†‚Äúextraordinary‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúlovely‚ÄĚ person.
Under the protection of heavily-armed Israeli soldiers,¬†Arnon told the Palestinian homeowner,¬†‚ÄúIf you don‚Äôt leave this house, I will slaughter your children, one after the other, in front of you.‚ÄĚ
Responding to settler complaints, a group of soldiers descended on Eqneibi‚Äôs house, the following day, and abducted his 14-year-old son, Amer Eqneibi. Video was captured as the soldiers were taking the child away:
Amer is currently being held in Ofer¬†adult prison, outside Ramallah. Locals expect that it may be more than 40 days before the child is released.