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.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.