Israel Arrests Seven in Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, February 16, 2015 (WAFA) – At least seven Palestinians were arrested on Monday by the Israeli police and army in the occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested four Palestinians from the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Olive Mount, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The four were identified as Ahmad Abu Fuli, 16, Majdi Hadra, Mohammad Abu-Sbetan, 16, and Lo’ai Sayyad.

The four detainees were led to a local interrogation center in the city.

Meanwhile, Israeli army stormed the West Bank city of Jenin and arrested two local residents, who were identified as Bashar Sablan, 24, and Tareq Mansour, 19.

The army also broke into the village of Za’tara, east of Bethlehem, and arrested Harith Abu-Amriya, 27, after raiding and searching his house.

Sunday late night, army forces stormed many villages and set checkpoints across the Hebron district in the southern West Bank, yet no arrests were reported.

Detaining Palestinians is a systematic measure that occurs on daily basis. The Israeli army conducts night and predawn raids on Palestinian towns in the West Bank, mainly arresting Palestinians and conducting home searches on alleged security grounds.