Israel Detains 20 Palestinians in West Bank, Mostly in Hebron

HEBRON, November 8, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 20 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli army and security forces during overnight raids into the West Bank districts, including  Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron district, forces detained 17 Palestinians, including a minor, during night raids into the city and nearby towns.

In the city, army forces detained six Palestinians after raiding their homes. They were identified as Jihad Abu-Rmeleh, Alaa al-Jabari, Zaid Abu-Zeineh, Saif Abu-Zeineh, Amjad Salhab, and Yousef Shawar.

Forces also raided other homes in Hebron, but there were no further reports of arrests.

Army also stormed the nearby town of Bani Na’im, where they detained Tamer Zeyadat, Osama Ezweid, and 21-year-old Yazan Harahsheh.

Forces also broke into nearby al-Arroub and al-Fawwar refugee camp, where they detained Mohammad Rushdi, Tal’at Rushdi, and Ahmad Nassar, 21.

Forces further detained two other Palestinians after raiding the town of Yatta, south of Hebron. They two were identified as Feras Shamasti, 19, and Udai Shreteh. Soldiers assaulted and beat up Shamasti while detaining him.

Meanwhile, army stormed the nearby town of Dahiriya and detained local Osama Qaisiya.

Forces also detained 15-year-old Ali Abu-Ayyash from the town of Beit Ummar, just north of Hebron, after raiding and searching his family’s house.

To be noted, the total number of Palestinians detained from Beit Ummar since the start of November, 2015, has reached 9, including seven minors.

Another Palestinian, identified as Hazem Jubrin, was detained by the army in the nearby town of Idna.

In the meantime, Israeli forces stormed Dehesheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem, amid firing live ammunition, teargas canisters and stun grenades toward Palestinians’ homes.

The forces raided and searched a house in the camp and detained Mohammad Dawoud, 27, and assaulted his mother and sister, causing both of them bruises throughout their bodies. The two were transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli police opened fire at and detained a 17-year-old Palestinian after allegedly attempting to climb the wall surrounding the illegal settlement of Mishor Adumim, outside the city. The teenager was not injured in the gunfire incident.

Prior to this, Israeli police at predawn raided a house in Jerusalem’s Old City and detained 13-year-old Nabil Seder. He was transferred to a nearby interrogation center.

Police also raided a house in al-Issawiya, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, in search of 15-year-old Baraa Mahmoud.

Police also raided a house in Silwan and sabotaged its furniture, however, no arrests were made.