Jerusalem24 – Israeli forces, early this morning, raided and ransacked the premises of a leading development center in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Israeli soldiers broke into Bisan Center for Research and Development, searched its offices and seized several computer hard discs while causing considerable damage to the premise.
They posted an order shutting the center for six months.
Also today, Israeli troops raided the headquarters of Defense for Children International- Palestine (DCIP), a leading child rights organization, in al-Bireh city.
The Palestinian NGOs Network condemned the raid as a crime intended to intimidate Palestinian civil society organizations engaged in reinforcing the Palestinian people’s steadfastness on their land, especially in disadvantaged villages isolated by Israel’s apartheid wall, and defending Palestinian human rights.