Israel Arrests Dozen in West Bank

WEST BANK, February 18, 2015 (WAFA) – As Israel’s daily violations continue, Israeli army forces conducted predawn raids on Wednesday across the West Bank districts, searching homes and sabotaging their furniture, and arresting at least 13 Palestinians, according to local media and security sources.

In Ramallah, army forces broke into al-Jalazoun refugee camp and arrested at least two Palestinians. They were identified as Ahmad Dalaysheh, 19, and Sameh Gawanmeh, 18.

Meanwhile in Hebron, Israeli army stormed the towns of Bani Naim and Beit Kahil, where they arrested Salem Tarayra, 27, Laith Asafra, 21, and Mohammad Azzam Asafra, 22.

In the meantime, Israeli forces stormed the nearby village of al-Koum and arrested three Palestinians, one of whom was identified as Osama Rjoub, 23, a released prisoner.

Army also stormed the villages of Huwara, Qabalan, Aqraba and Awarta in Nablus district, where at least four Palestinians were arrested. They were identified as Khalid al-Qadi, 30, Rabah Shahrouj, Akram Abu Haniya and Sami Huwari.

During the attack on southern Nablus villages, Israeli soldiers sabotaged the furniture of several homes and destroyed their content.

Israeli forces carry out daily raids and arrest campaigns throughout the West Bank towns and cities almost daily.

Meanwhile, head of the local council of the village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, said an army force broke into the village and raided and searched a number of homes. There were no reports of arrests in the village, however.

Currently, more than 6,500 Palestinians including minors and women are held in Israeli jails.