Israel Arrests 15 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

HEBRON, December 7, 2014 (WAFA) – At least 15 Palestinians, including five minors, were arrested on Sunday by the Israeli army and police during predawn raids across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron city, Israeli forces arrested five local residents. They were identified as Mousa Amro, 44, Amjad Amro, 22, and Hussein Amro, 23, Mosab Zughaier, 22, and Ameen al-Qawasmi, 25.

Forces also stormed the nearby al-Fawwar refugee camp and the town of Dahiriya, where they arrested Ibrahim Battat and Hammam al-Titi, 19. Muataz and Mohammad Abu Juheisha, two brothers, were also arrested after army stormed the town of Idna, to the west of Hebron.

Soldiers also assaulted and beat up brother of Ibrahim Battat, Khaled, during the former’s arrest, causing him bruises throughout his body, sources said. He was transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

In the meantime, army broke into the town of Taku, to the east of Bethlehem, and arrested three Palestinian minors after raiding and searching their houses. The three were identified as Mohammad Amour, 16, Mahmoud Abu Mfarreh, 17, and Ahmad Yousef Sabah, 17.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli police stormed Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood in the late night hours and arrested 14-year-old Ali Abdu and 15-year-old Munther Abdu after raiding their houses.

Mohammad Shwekat, 19, was also arrested by Israeli police earlier last night.

The massive arrests came one day after the Israeli navy arrested eight Palestinian fishermen while sailing offshore the city of Gaza. They were led to an unknown destination