02/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team
The day after a group of illegal settlers and soldiers invaded a Palestinian home andÂ threatened to slaughter the childrenÂ 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 Eqneibiâs home. Among them was Noam Arnon (× ×¢× ××¨× ××) — a right-wing settler who referred toÂ Baruch Goldstein (theÂ mass murdererÂ of 29 worshipers in theÂ Ibrahimi Mosque)âas anÂ âextraordinaryâ and âlovelyâ person.
Under the protection of heavily-armed Israeli soldiers,Â Arnon told the Palestinian homeowner,Â âIf you donât leave this house, I will slaughter your children, one after the other, in front of you.â
Responding to settler complaints, a group of soldiers descended on Eqneibiâs 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 OferÂ adult prison, outside Ramallah. Locals expect that it may be more than 40 days before the child is released.