Israel Arrests Six Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, December 14, 2014 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were arrested on Sunday by the Israeli army and police during night and predawn raids in the West Bank and Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, police broke into Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood and arrested two local residents, who were identified as Ramzi Ewesat, 31, and Alaa Ewesat, 22. They were led to a nearby police station.

Israeli police also stormed the neighborhood of Silwan, where they arrested Bilal Gheith, 36, during a wrangle with the police after they handed a demolition notice for the house of a Fatah official, under the pretext it was constructed without a permit.

Meanwhile, Israeli army broke into Deheshe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and arrested Odai Hamash, 26, as well as summoned a local resident to appear for interrogation at a nearby military compound.

Another Palestinian was also summoned after army stormed the nearby village of Beit Fajjar.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army broke into the city of Yatta, in the southern West Bank, and arrested Hamad al-Zeer, 27, and Ayman Darabea, 40, after raiding and searching multiple homes in the area.

Security sources said Israeli settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles passing at a highway near Hebron, yet there were no reports of casualties.