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Video: Night raid in Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp

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The news is rightfully focused on Gaza right now, but that doesn’t mean life is quiet in the West Bank. The video above was shot by Kelly Lynn last night in Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp. Here’s the description:

Israeli Defense Forces raid Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp early in the morning on July 21st, 2014. Soldiers arrested 3 young men and assaulted several others. They confiscated footage from that night’s clashes in Bethlehem from journalist Mohammed Al Azza, briefly detained him and assaulted him and his two younger brothers. A father in the camp attempts twice to visit his brother’s home being raided by soldiers in an effort to see his son, and is denied violently by IDF. Screams can be heard in the streets as gunfire and sound bombs from the Israel military go off while youth throw stones toward the soldiers.

The events in this video will never make international media coverage, but this is what life under occupation looks like. It’s unjust, violent, and to my eyes, terrifying.

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  1. Justpassingby on July 21, 2014, 4:53 pm

    Horrifying, those screams, those sadistic soldiers,
    like the site, If Americans Knew..

  2. Bumblebye on July 21, 2014, 5:29 pm

    Gideon Levy on bbcR4 news at 10pm!
    Is the Israeli army the ‘most moral’ army?
    Up against Col Richard Kemp, proving he’s sold his soul to the zionists.

  3. oldgeezer on July 21, 2014, 8:42 pm

    I wish I could see that. what does the R mean in the bbcR4?

    • oldgeezer on July 21, 2014, 10:38 pm

      doh. saw my comment. bbc radio 4. I guess it might be hard to see it even if I lived in the UK

      • Bumblebye on July 22, 2014, 8:09 am

        Well, impossible to see, yes, but mebbe you could listen to it!

        If you listen from somewhere around 20mins in. Levy mentions a few things we haven’t seen on here.

      • just on July 22, 2014, 8:34 am

        Many thanks Bumblebye… Kemp tried and Levy prevailed. “moral” army- hahaha.

        (And then there’s the ‘legal’ thing…let’s roll the videotape of the young man who was murdered while frantically looking for his family during a ceasefire!)

  4. Sycamores on July 21, 2014, 11:46 pm

    BBC radio 4

    podcast or downloadable audible link is provided for the next 7 days.

    The World Tonight

    Malaysian plane: the latest. is the heading

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Gideon Levy and Col Richard Kemp discussed Israel’s claim to be the most moral army in the world starts at the 22 minutes mark

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