UN Special Rapporteur oPt, Francesca Albanese, condemned on Wednesday, 6 September 2023 Israel’s stripping of 5 Palestinain women during a night raid into the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
In a tweet on her feed, Albanese criticized the incident saying, “the reports of masked soldiers storming Palestinian homes at night, waking up families, forcing women to strip naked at rifle point under threat of releasing attack dogs, while children scream in terror, are absolutely appalling.”
She also demanded an immediate end to Israeli forces’ human rights violations against the Palestinians especially women.
“This relentless assault on people and rights must end.” ” she added.
Read: Testimony: ‘Israeli’ Soldiers Force Palestinian Women to UNDRESS
On July 10, at least 50 ‘Israeli’ occupation soldiers along with K-9 dogs raided Hebron, an occupied city in the West Bank, and attacked a residential family building where 26 Palestinians, including 15 children, live.
The family woke up in terror after the soldiers’ break-in. Violating the Palestinian women’s privacy, two female Israeli soldiers ordered five Palestinian women to enter the children’s room one by one, forcing them to strip naked and walk in front of their children who were trembling with fear.
The Israeli soldiers threatened the Palestinian women to unleash the dogs if they did not follow their orders and take off their clothes.
Manal Al-Jaabari, a human rights activist with the left-wing Israeli organization B’Tselem, said that she recently documented 20 psychological and physical assaults by Israeli forces against Palestinian women.