On 27 November 2019, three soldiers came three times to the home of the a-Tabib family in the village of âIzbat a-Tabib in Qalqilia District to remove Palestinian flags the family had hung on the fence of their home. The family hung the flags up again every time. At around 6:30 P.M., the three soldiers returned while the family was sitting in the yard and took the flags down again.
Bian a-Tabib, 53, the father of the family, related in a testimony he gave BâTselem:
I started arguing with the soldiers. They insisted on taking the flags down and confiscating them. They said I wasnât allowed to hang flags on the fence of my house, only indoors. I tried to explain that the Palestinian flag is a legitimate flag and that itâs my right to hang it around my house. But the soldier said: âI donât want to see the Palestinian flag and I donât like it.â After we argued for about five minutes, the soldiers left, taking the flags with them.
Video: Reposted from B’Tselem
Image: Mohammed Yasin