A settler attacked her eldest son, Ma'moun, earlier that day. Two soldiers accosted him. They placed him on the ground handcuffed. His face was bleeding. The settler kept "hitting his face and head with an M16 rifle."
Soldiers didn't intervene. They prevented Huda and Ma'moun's brothers from helping. They threatened to shoot them. Huda tried helping anyway. So did her daughter, Linda. Soldiers struck both with their rifles.
Nearby Palestinians came to help. Conditions "escalated to a confrontation between Palestinians and (about) 40 settlers and Israeli soldiers."
Tear gas was fired. Live fire was used. Huda's son Amir was wounded. Emergency hospitalization was needed.
Family members said Ma'moun was arrested and detained. He was interrogated at Howarra military camp for two days. He was transferred to Majido prison.
He's still there. He'll appear in court on January 18. His crime is wanting to live free in peace on his own land. Israel considers doing so terrorism.
These type horrific confrontations occur daily. Palestinians face ongoing state terror. Netanyahu reflects the worst of extremist governance.
Palestinians aren't sure from day to day who'll live, die, be gravely hurt, an/or be imprisoned. They live in a virtual war zone. Children are vulnerable as adults.
Israeli state terror menaces anyone not Jewish. Militarized persecution is official policy. International High Contracting Parties do nothing to stop it. Palestinians struggle largely on their own. Liberation remains a distant hope.
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