Nilin-village.org. At 8 am on the morning of January 21st the entrance to the village of Ni’lin was blocked off. A special car carrying armed Israeli special forces dressed up as Palestinians entered the village and they proceeded to surround the house of Murad Srour, 32 years old. The soldiers entered the house by force and the married 32 year-old tried to fend off the intruders as he did not understand who they were. He fled the house as the soldiers opened fire but was shot in the stomach with a live bullet. Trained dogs where set after Murad and bit down on his hands and feet.
Around 30 military jeeps entered the village and cleared the streets by firing live ammunition towards the civilians. As the people of Ni’lin struggled to save the life of Murad Srour by bringing him medical attention the soldiers kept them away by firing live bullets and tear gas at the people and the houses. Murad was denied medical attention and was instead arrested and taken away to an unknown location.
In this video you can see the soldiers arresting the injured Murad. The one taking these pictures were fired directly upon with live ammunition.
There has been a continuous rise is Israeli repression against the people in Ni’lin. Beside the night raids, three villagers were arrested this Thursday as they were farming their land. Two weeks ago Israeli soldiers set up sniper towers to use against peaceful protestors during Friday demonstrations. Villager Khamis Amireh was shot in his foot with a live bullet during a demonstration last week.
Friday the 24th the people of Ni’lin protested brutality of the Israeli occupation. The village hopes for the support of the PA and the rest of the world in speaking out against the everyday brutality of the Israeli occupation.