Israel Arrests Seven in Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, December 15, 2014 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were arrested on Monday by the Israeli authorities during predawn raids in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, reported local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police stormed the house of Omar Shalabi, a Fatah official, assaulted him and sabotaged his house before arresting him, local sources said.

Israeli police stormed Shuafat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, and arrested three local residents, who were identified as Omar Mhesen, Nasser Hadmi, and Udai Senokrot.

Earlier at night, police arrested Ibrahim Abu Gharbia, 39, a member of the Fatah movement.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army broke into the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, and arrested two Palestinians after raiding and ransacking their homes and sabotaging their furniture. The two were identified as Ahmad Darbi, 28, and Mohammad Turki, 32.

Local sources said Turki was arrested after Israeli soldiers blasted his house’s door and used some of his family members as human shields.

Meanwhile in Hebron, army forces stormed the city of Yatta and handed summons to three Palestinians to appear for interrogation before Israeli intelligence.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) said at least 214 Palestinians, including six women, were arrested by the Israeli authorities since the beginning of December.