Israel Arrests Five in Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, January 4, 2014 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Sunday arrested at least five Palestinians in Jerusalem and in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police broke into the Old City neighborhood and arrested three Palestinians, who were identified as Mahmoud Teryaki, Abdullah Abu Diab, and Ahmad Za’anin.

The three were led to the Russian Compound detention center in Jerusalem for interrogation.

Meanwhile, Israeli army stormed the village of Taqu, to the east of Bethlehem, and arrested 18-year-old Mohammad Asakrah and 20-year-old Mohammad Sabah after raiding their homes and sabotaging their furniture.

Forces also stormed Bethlehem city and handed Ismail Nabahin, 36, notification to appear before the Israeli intelligence in the nearby Gush Etzion military compound.

In the meantime, a teenager was injured by Israeli live fire during confrontations in the Hebron city neighborhood of Jabal Jawhar. He was identified as Haitham Rajabi, 18.