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IDF Cracking Down in Ramallah

January 9, 1990
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More than 100 Ramallah-area residents were detained and the homes of four of them were sealed off this week as security forces cracked down on intifada activists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

According to military sources, many of the detainees are Palestinians suspected of violence against fellow Arabs they believed were collaborating with Israeli authorities.

Some are suspected of being members of local “shock” committees responsible for serious assaults, including the murder of a villager of another and several stabbing in the Ramallah area.

In one case, security forces demolished the home of Hussein Hijazi Aluch, 26, in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza on Sunday night.

Aluch is a suspected member of a local Faith organization that calls itself “Eagles of the Revolution,” and has been accused of murdering a municipal employee and trying to kill another city worker, both of whom he suspected of cooperating with the Israelis.

Security forces also sealed off a home in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza owned by an activist suspected of serious assaults. He allegedly attacked an employee of the Civil Administration and stole his pistol.

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