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When Israeli Soldiers Are Thieves in the Night

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The day after the death of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Alami of the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, was reported on by the Palestine branch of the Defense for Children International NGO last Wednesday, Israeli soldiers raided the headquarters of their office in El Bireh, and stole six desktop computers, two laptops, one external hard drive and a few binders containing the personal details of children represented by the organization.

Now the report on the boy’s murder by soldiers while in his family's car with his father and younger siblings, and the report on the raid share a page on the DCIP website: a snapshot of a smiling boy on a snowy day, and above it a frame from surveillance camera footage of more than a dozen uniformed personnel crowded into the lobby of DCIP’s offices.

Every Palestinian home, government institution and NGO is vulnerable to such acts at any time, a prerogative that a foreign and hostile regime of military occupation, which has lasted........

© Haaretz

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