Israel Arrests 12 Palestinians in West Bank

HEBRON, July 23, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 12 Palestinians were arrested on Thursday by the Israeli army during predawn and night raids across the West Bank districts, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron district, Israeli forces stormed the town of Dahiriya at night and arrested three Palestinians, identified as Khalil Jabarin, 30, Mujahed Jabarin, 45, and Ayesh Awaysah, 42.

Israeli soldiers also raided the village of al-Majd, west of Hebron, and arrested Majed Amr, a local Palestinian, and his two sons, Amjad and Ashraf.

Another army force broke into the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, and arrested 24-year-old Hammad Abu Maria.

Meanwhile, army forces broke into al-Am’ari refugee camp near Ramallah and arrested two Palestinians; one of whom was identified as Mohammad al-Qaisi, while the other remained anonymous.

According to local sources, confrontations broke out in the camp between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youngsters, during which soldiers shot stun grenades towards the youth. The soldiers’ firearm set fire in a power generator that provides electricity to nearby neighborhoods, shutting power down in these areas until the moment.

In the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Israeli army arrested two Palestinians from the town of al-Yamoun while they were present outside the Israeli separation barrier located near the village. The two were identified as Maisara Mahamid, 16, and Ahmad Abahreh, 15.

Army in military vehicles further stormed the nearby towns of Ya’bad and Deir Abu Da’if, but there were no reports of arrests. Israeli soldiers also closed a number of local farming roads with mounds of soil near the town of Ya’bad.

The raids also included the village of Iktaba, east of Tulkarm, during which Israeli soldiers arrested Mohammad Mousa Qassem, 30, after breaking into and searching his home and confiscating a taxi which he owns.