Corona Times Report: Qaddum - The army is imposing harsher measures now

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Yael S., transfer a telephone report

A telephone conversation with S. from Qaddum

First of all, I inquired about the pandemic: there are no Corona-virus-infected people in the village. Two who returned from work in Israel have been quarantined. I asked whether the weekly protest demonstrations were continuing, and was answered in the affirmative. Furthermore, the Israeli army approached the village mosque and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, teargas grenades as well as live bullets.

Two weeks ago the army arrested two children, ages 14 and 17. The 14-year old was released, the other sentenced to 3 months' prison term.

The army is imposing harsher measures now.

Since the villagers have not had a chance to plow their olive groves, the weeds there now have grown especially high thanks to the very rainy season they've had. They have been issued permits to spray the weeds with herbicides for 3 days. Today was such a day.

S. said he is in contact with Raia and others from Machsomwatch.