Random Shelling قصف عشوائي

Published in Electronic Intifada

The home of a single Palestinian mother in Lydd was demolished on 10 February. (Yotam Ronen / ActiveStills) The home of a single Palestinian mother in Lydd was demolished on 10 February. (Yotam Ronen / ActiveStills)

A massive Israeli police force raided the Palestinian neighborhood of Bayarat Shannir inLydd, a city in present-day Israel, on Tuesday morning.

Armed to the teeth and accompanied by bulldozers, hundreds of police officers stormed the neighborhood and sealed all entrances. At 10am, the police demolished the home of Hana al-Naqib, a mother of four, saying that it was built without a permit.

Hana and her children, aged 7, 8, 14 and 15, were violently expelled from their newly-built home, as were the neighbors who came to support them.

Daoud, Hana’s eldest son, is used to being awakened by his mother every day at 7am for school. On Tuesday, however, it was police with rifles pointed at his face who pulled him out of his bedroom. Instead of…

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