Israeli forces steal gold from Ramallah jewellery shop

Palestine

Published: 2017-11-20 15:11

Last Updated: 2017-11-20 15:11


Israeli soldiers in Nablus. (Wikimedia Commons)
Israeli soldiers in Nablus. (Wikimedia Commons)
Roya News Source

Israeli forces reportedly raided and sold gold from a Palestinian jewelry story in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources and shop owners.

According to Palestinian news agency Wafa, the incident took place in the early hours of Monday morning during a series of predawn raises of homes and shops.

Israeli forces reportedly broke into a jewelry store owned by Izz al-Asbah who said the Israeli soldiers raided his shop, ransacked it and stole more than one and a half kilograms of gold, Wafa reported.

Alongside raids in Ramallah, Israeli forces also detained 25 Palestinians, including minors and a human rights defender, in military raids in several areas across West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian security sources and the Prisoner’s Society.

Prisoners’ rights group Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel in October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.