Israel Arrests Seven Palestinians in Hebron, Bethlehem

HEBRON, July 13, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday arrested seven Palestinians from across the West Bank districts of Hebron and Bethlehem, according to local and security sources.

Forces stormed the city of Hebron and arrested three Palestinians identified as Isam al-Atrash, 18, Mohammed al-Rajbi, 18, and Mohammed al-Karaki, 20.

Forces further arrested two more Palestinians from Hebron’s towns of Dura to the south, and al-Shuyoukh to the northeast. They were identified as Yousif Asr, and Mousa al-Halayqeh, respectively.

Another Palestinian identified as Ismail al-Natah, 38, was arrested from Hebron’s town of Ithna after forces raided and searched his home.

In Bethlehem, forces arrested Mohammed Sooman, 24, from Wadi Ma’ali area in central Hebron.

Security sources reported that forces stormed al- Dheisheh Refugee Camp to the south of Bethlehem, provoking residents and spurring clashes with them, however, no injuries or arrests were reported.

During the raid, forces handed Faris al-Hasnat, 35, a notice ordering to appear before the Israeli intelligence for interrogation.

Israeli arrest operations are conducted almost on a daily basis across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; Palestinians, including children, are often subjected to  physical abuse by Israeli forces during their arrest.

“In the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, tensions continued as Israeli security forces conducted some 265 search-and-arrest operations, resulting in the arrests of 294 Palestinians, said a report published by the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) in May 2015.