A 67-year-old woman died of a heart attack following an Israeli military raid into her house in Abu Njeim village, east of Bethlehem city, according to security and local sources.
They confirmed that Rahmeh Abu ‘Ahour had a fatal heart attack following an Israeli military violent raid into her brother’s house.
The soldiers broke into and ransacked the house, turning it upside down and seized Palestine flags and banners, spreading panic and fear among the family members and causing Abu ‘Ahour to lose consciousness.
She was rushed to a hospital in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, where she died of a heart attack.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.
Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.