Israel Arrests 9 Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank, Assaults Many

JERUSALEM, May 3, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Sunday arrested six Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including two minors, and three others in the West Bank, most of them during predawn and night raids, during which several Palestinians were assaulted, according to local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police stormed the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud and arrested Izzeddine Barbar, 17, after raiding his family’s home and breaking down its main front door.

Police also broke into the neighborhood of Silwan, where they arrested Mohammad Asaliya, 21, and his brother Hamza, 17. The police force assaulted members of their family during the arrest raid, according to Jerusalem Prisoners’ Families Committee.

Meanwhile, a police contingent stormed a house in the town of Anata, east of Jerusalem, and arrested 24-year-old Mohammad Esaeed after assaulting his entire family, including his minor brother Tareq.

Police also stormed the neighborhood of al-Tour, where they arrested Saeed Abul-Hawa, 23, and Basel Sayyad, 24.

In the meantime, police arrested two Palestinians from Bethlehem while they were at their workplaces in Jerusalem, under the pretext of not having entry permits.

In Hebron, Israeli army broke into the city and raided a money exchange shop. Army further stormed the nearby Dora town, where they arrested a local resident after raiding and wreaking havoc in his home . He was identified as Alaa Rbei’i.