Soldiers stormed into the village of Bil’in at three in the morning on Tuesday. They conducted house to house searches and kidnapped fifteen-year-old Khalil Yassin and Kamil al-Katib, also fifteen. They also arrested Hassanain Mansour and Kefah Mansour, who were going to their isolated land, and brought them to an unknown location.
Occupation forces systematically terrorize villages in an effort to dissuade inhabitants from participating in protests against the Wall. Bil’in has long been subjected to this policy. Prior to yesterday’s raid, in mid-April, two 16-year-olds from Bil’in were kidnapped and beaten before being left near the village of Qatana, where they were found sometime after midnight.