An Arabist is someone normally from outside the Arab World who specializes in the study of the Arabic language and culture. They are also called “Israeli death units” since they were involved in many kidnaps and criminal acts against Palestinians.
A group of Arabists Monday midnight broke into Beit Jala Governmental hospital, threatening the people who rushed to its yards to check on two Palestinian youngsters who were shot on the District Coordination Office (DCO) Israeli checkpoint in Beit Jala town, central West Bank.
An hour before the break in, eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers opened fire on a car, injuring two Palestinian youngsters.
The two Palestinians were reportedly wounded, Nabil Shweiki (21) in his right shoulder and Mahmoud Shweiki (18) in his leg, on the DCO checkpoint in Beit Jala, Bethlehem. They were both moved to the Beit Jala governmental hospital for treatment.
Israeli occupation forces following the incident broke into the town. Military patrols were roaming the streets putting flying checkpoints in the neighborhoods.
The Arabists were reportedly trying to kidnap the two youngster for unknown reasons. However, it is not the first time a Palestinian is kidnapped by an Arabist.