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Thousands of shekels stolen from Palestinian homes in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces steal money during raids into houses of Palestinian citizens in the West Bank. (Photo: via Twitter)
MEMO | March 4, 2020

Israel security forces stole thousands of shekels from Palestinians in Al-Zawiya in the Salfit district of the occupied West Bank last night.

According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, around 50,000 shekels ($14,500) were seized during raids that were carried out overnight in the houses of Palestinian citizens and former prisoners.

The Israeli authorities often claim that money has been “confiscated” because the Palestinians “supported acts of terror” and received the money from unknown sources. As a result, soldiers are rarely charged with such thefts.

This is not the first time that Israel has taken money from Palestinian homes during night raids condemned by the Palestinian Authority and international rights bodies.

Such accusations have been made on hundreds of occasions, with soldiers pocketing Palestinians’ cash and valuables during the raids that take place nightly across the West Bank.

A similar raid was carried out in December, for example, when Israeli soldiers used dogs to ransack the family home of Mohammed Rayhan in the town of Yabod, south-west of Jenin.

After the soldiers had left without making any arrests, the family realised that money and gold jewellery were missing, he told Wafa. The family accused the soldiers of stealing the money and valuables.

Heavily armed Israeli soldiers, often with large dogs, regularly raid Palestinian homes, wake the children and arrest one or more family members.

The occupation state’s policy of night raids against the people of occupied Palestine has been condemned repeatedly by international rights bodies as it leaves victims feeling unsafe in their own homes.

March 4, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , ,


  1. They are a nation of thieves.


    Comment by traducteur | March 4, 2020 | Reply

  2. Is it any wonder that there are so many “Anti-Semites” around today?


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 4, 2020 | Reply

  3. To paraphrase Shakespeare’s line in Romeo and Juliet, “A theft by any other name would still emit a stench of rot.”

    How the world at large doesn’t rise up and BDS the whole of that country is a moral travesty. Or a moral cowardice.


    Comment by michael | March 4, 2020 | Reply

  4. The Zionist policy is precisely to make Palestinians feel unsafe even in their own homes all the time. This is deliberate policy, who can doubt it? Here the Jewish state inflicts misery deliberately on a defenseless people.

    The truth about Zionism is that Jews will strip other people of their rights, appropriate their property and incarcerate or murder such people if they should defend themselves and their property. Every time that Jews inflict such horrors on others, Judaism is polluted and Jews disdained worldwide.


    Comment by ontogram | March 4, 2020 | Reply

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