Protesters; Video credit: Geulat Tzion
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 16:31 On the afternoon of Sunday, February 2, army and border police forces impounded an excavator being used for construction in the Shilo Bloc. Dozens of area residents blocked the security forces and protested the impounding. As of this posting, Honenu’s legal headquarters received reports of two detainees and severe police brutality, including pepper spray on girls and border policemen beating girls with their weapons.Honenu Attorney Nati Rom assisted the detainees.
Update 17:19 According to reports from the scene there are numerous injured from the police brutality and the police have refused to allow MDA and Hatzalah medics to provide the injured with medical treatment.
Hatzalah medic at the site of the impounding; Video credit: Geulat Tzion
Update 17:46 MDA medics evacuated to the hospital numerous injured protesters from the incident in the Shilo Bloc. The injured, most of whom are girls, were injured by severe police brutality, including pepper spray to their eyes at point-blank range.
Honenu Attorney Nati Rom: “Impounding a tractor turned into a very violent incident. When we arrived to provide legal counsel to the detainees we discovered very severe brutality, including brutal treatment of women with one and two month old babies, babies torn from their mothers’ arms, pepper spray used at point-blank range, by-standers trying to document the incident who were beaten, and medical personnel who were not allowed to provide treatment to the injured protesters.”
Honenu Attorney Nati Rom speaking at the site of the impounding; Video credit: Geulat Tzion