Israel's War On Palestinian Orphans

Israel has of late been waging a dirty war against established Islamic institutions in this southern West Bank town of nearly 200,000, the largest in the West Bank, Hebron.

Under the rubric of fighting Hamas, Israeli troops and agents of the Shin Bet, Israel's notorious domestic security agency, have been raiding and vandalising charities, orphanages, boarding schools and affiliated businesses.

The unprecedented campaign began mid-February when Israeli troops stormed two orphanages run by the Islamic Charitable Society (ISC), one of the oldest charities in Palestine, and the local Muslim Youth Association building. Having thoroughly terrorised hundreds of sleeping children, the soldiers moved to one building after the other, confiscating furniture, smashing glass, looting valuable items and leaving a trail of destruction.

Before they left, the Zionist vandals handed charity officials a tersely worded order signed by the local army commander stating that all the schools, orphanages, eateries, apartment buildings and support businesses owned by the charity were confiscated and that the Israeli army was the sole legal proprietor of all the expropriated premises.

Thanks Erdla.


Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

salams to you and yours, sophie.

Naj said...

just a little thing to share

Sophia said...


Very beautiful, and moving. When species meet. This is the title of a book on my shelf I should be reading soon, a philsosophical ivestigation of the relation between animal and man.

Sophia said...


Wa 'Alaikum Assalam.

Since March 29th 2006