Israel Arrests Five Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, June 21, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police early Sunday arrested two Palestinians during a police raid on the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, while the Israeli army arrested three Palestinians, including a women, in the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

Member of the follow up committee in Issawiya, Raed Abu Riyaleh, told WAFA that forces arrested Adham Mhaisn and Atta Obaid after raiding several homes in the neighborhood.

Police further attacked residents’ cars, smashing the glass windows of several cars, which spurred clashes with provoked residents; during which police fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards residents, however, no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile in Hebron, forces arrested the mother of a Palestinian detainee held in Israeli jails, Haytham al-Batat, after raiding several homes in the town of al-Thahriye to the south. She was identified as Siham al-Batat.

Forces arrested two more Palestinians from the Nablus area; they were identified as Khaled Bani Shamsa, 20, a resident of the town of Beita, and Mahmoud Tawfiq, 44, a resident of the town of Awarta.