Following heartbreaking news of a heinous Israeli crime where Israeli gangs forced five women in Hebron to take off their clothes, Palestinians are mobilizing for great marches across the occupied West Bank, local Palestinian sources reported Tuesday, September 5.
They called for great marches in central Hebron this afternoon to reject and condemn the Israeli forces’ raid on a Palestinian house in the city and forcing five Palestinian women to take off their dresses in front of their children at midnight.
Palestinians said, “Israeli troops’ forcing of five women in Hebron to take off their clothes is a catastrophe and an earthquake that will extend to all of Palestine, and the incident will have its aftermath.”
Separately, Palestinian resistance groups, the top of whom is Lions Den, warned against the escalation of Israeli crimes, and threatened to carry out resistance acts in retaliation to this crime against defenceless women.
On July 10, at least 50 ‘Israeli’ soldiers along with K-9 dogs raided a Palestinian house in Hebron where 26 Palestinians, including 15 children, live, and forced five women to undress in front of their children and to walk around naked, according to a B’Tselem’s investigation published yesterday.
The Israeli soldiers threatened the Palestinian women to unleash the dogs if they did not follow their orders and take off their clothes.
During her 15 years of work in B’Tselem, Manal Al-Jabari, the organization’s investigator in Hebron, documented about 20 such cases. According to her estimation, in recent months, evidence of women being stripped entirely at gunpoint by Israeli forces has escalated, but most women refuse to be interviewed after they’re traumatized.