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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Palestinians evict Israeli soldiers from West Bank home
From the Electronic Intifada
This video shows villagers in Silwad, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, expelling a group of Israeli soldiers from a home they occupied. In the video, a group of community members – women and men – knock on the door. A distressed woman answers and says the soldiers had come into the house and confiscated the family’s telephones and keys. The villagers then search the house and find the heavily armed occupation soldiers in a bedroom. They confront the soldiers, who try to give orders to the villagers, but instead the villagers order the soldiers out of the house.
At one point, when a women pushes a soldier to get him out of the house, the soldier turns around and appears to threaten her with his weapon. Wattan TV reports that the video was shot by journalist Muath Mishal, who gave this account of the incident: relatives of the elderly couple living in the house had attempted to reach the family by telephone.
When they were unable to do so, they became worried and suspicious that soldiers had entered the house. That is when they went over and liberated the house from Israeli occupation, as the video shows. According to Mishal, the soldiers had entered the house on Thursday night. The video has been widely circulated on social media and Palestinian websites, including Quds News Network and Donia Alwatan.