Soldiers Demolish Home Of Hamas Leader Suspected in Disappearance of Settler Teens

06:00 Jun 20 2014 Arura

by IMEMC & Agencies

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn [June 20 2014] the ‘Aroura village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished the home of Hamas political leader, member of its political Bureau, Saleh al-’Arouri.

Local sources said a number of military vehicles and armored bulldozers, invaded the village, and handed the family a military order against their home. The soldiers invaded the property and ransacked it. Al-'Arouri currently resides in Turkey.

The source said the military helicopters also participated in the invasion, while several Israeli paratroopers were observed landed there.

Dozens of soldiers were deployed in the streets before breaking into and searching dozens of homes. The army also cut the village’s power supply, prior to the invasion.

In related news, soldiers invaded the Dahiat al-Balou’ area, north of Ramallah, before breaking into and violently searching dozens of homes.

Israeli paratroopers were also seen landing in Deir Ammar village, West of Ramallah, and dozens of soldiers also invaded the villages of Sinjil and Abwein nearby villages.

In addition, a number of fanatic Israeli settlers attacked and destroyed Palestinian cars in Dahiat Jabal at-Tawil, in al-Biereh town, near Ramallah.

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by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

In the first direct accusation since the three Israeli settlers went missing a week ago, an Israeli security source, accused Hamas leader, Salah al-‘Arouri, of being the mastermind, and financier, of the believed kidnapping.

The Israeli Walla News has reported that “Hamas, especially al’-Arouri, is responsible for the abduction of the settlers”, adding that “al-‘Arouri, along with the Hamas leadership in exile, are behind all attempts to abduct Israeli in the West Bank, in recent years.”

Al-‘Arouri, from ‘Aroura town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, currently resides in Turkey, and Israel alleges he is the moving force that encourages Hamas fighters in the West Bank, to form new cells and abduct Israelis, the Arabs48 news website has reported.

The unnamed Israeli security source, quoted by Walla News, reportedly said al-‘Arouri is in charge of preparing and financing the cells, but added that Israel has no concrete proof that could implicate the Hamas leader, and directly connect him to the case of the missing Israelis.

The source added that Israel is not facing an official army that follows direct orders, but a series of cells, operating in the occupied territories.

He also alleged that dozens of envoys, sent by al-‘Arouri, visited the West Bank through Jordan, and that some of them have been kidnapped by Israel, while others managed to enter the West Bank and leave it without being detected.

The official alleges those envoys moved money, instructions and orders, to Hamas cells, “ordering them to kidnap Israelis.”

He said the chances that the Hamas leadership in Gaza, or Palestinian detainees released under the Shalit prisoner swap deal, are involved in the abduction are marginal, adding they allegedly “tried to carry out such attacks, but their chances of success are very low”.

Israel believes al-’Arouri financed cells by transferring money through charities operating in the West Bank, and that the Hamas movement has four groups capable of planning, and abducting Israelis.

He explained the groups are; the Hamas leadership in exile through al-’Arouri “who receives orders from the Hamas Political Bureau head Khaled Masha, the second is Hamas leadership in Gaza, the third of Hamas operatives who are constantly targeted by Israel, and Hamas detainees in Israeli prisons, who have very limited resources.

On Friday at dawn, soldiers invaded ‘Aroura, and demolished the home al-’Arouri.
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