Israel Arrests Ten Palestinians from West Bank Districts

JERUSALEM, December 11, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Thursday 10 Palestinians from several West Bank districts, said security sources.

Israeli police arrested Ahmad Taha after breaking into his home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, and vandalizing his property.

They also arrested Muhammad at-Tawil, Muhammad ‘Alaiwat, Ahmad al-Ju‘beh and Ayman Hassuneh in ath-Thuri neighborhood.

Meanwhile in the Hebron district, forces raided Dura to the south of the city, and detained Muhammad ‘Odeh Muhammad and Eid Ibrayush.

In Bethlehem, soldiers stationed at al-Container military checkpoint stopped and detained Qutaibah Qassem, 28, Mahmoud ‘Ayyad, 30, and Osama Shahin.

Qassem and ‘Ayyad are residents of Jabal Handara neighborhood and Duheisha refugee camp, to the east and south of the city respectively, while Shahin is a resident of Dura.

As of October 2014, the number of Palestinian detainees and prisoners held in Israeli prisons reached 5,447, said the Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem.