Israel Arrests Five Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

WEST BANK, June 25, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Thursday arrested at least five Palestinians during predawn raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

Israeli army stormed Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, at midnight and arrested two local residents, who were identified as Omar Badawteh, 20, and Ali Hammad, 21.

The army also stormed the town of Shuyukh, east of Hebron, and arrested a local resident, who was identified as Mohammad Halaika, after raiding and searching his house and sabotaging its furniture.

The army also stormed al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron and arrested 18-year-old Abed Waleed Titi.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested a woman while she was entering al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The woman, identified as Aya Abu-Nab, was led to a nearby police interrogation center.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Cub (PPC) said the Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders against 12 Palestinian political prisoners. The orders ranged between two months and six months.

Under administrative detention, prisoners are held without charge or trial and for indefinite and renewable period of time.

According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, “Israel’s use of administrative detention blatantly violates the restrictions of international law. Israel carries it out in a highly classified manner that denies detainees the possibility of mounting a proper defense. Moreover, the detention has no upper time limit.”