Israel Detains 30 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

HEBRON, December 14, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday detained at least 30 Palestinians, including a woman and minors, most of them during predawn and night raids across the West Bank districts and Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and security sources.

Army broke into Hebron city at midnight and detained two Palestinians, identified as Haitham Jaba’a, 23, and Haifaa Tamimi, 37.

Troops also broke into the nearby Beit Awwa town, where they detained three local Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes. They were identified as Bari’i Shalash, 17, Wa’el Masalmeh, 35, and Ahmad Sweiti.

Meanwhile, army stormed al-Fawwar refugee camp, north of Hebron, and detained Hatiham Abu-Ghazi, 17, Sa’ed Badawi, 24, and Imad Abu-Warda, 23.

Army also detained a Palestinian youth in the nearby town of Yatta. He was identified as Ishaq Hushiya.

Army further raided and searched other homes across Hebron district, but there were no further reports of arrests.

In the meantime, Israeli forces broke into the village of Qaryout, south of Nablus, and detained eight local Palestinians, including four minors. They were identified as Musleh Badawi and his son, Mutasem,14, Mohammad Essa and his son, Islam, 13,  Abdel-Nour Azem and his nephew Tawefiq, 13, Muhannad Hesham; and Qassed Mousa, 13.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police and security forces detained six Palestinians from the city and the nearby areas of Shuafat, Jabal al-Mukabir, and Hazma. They were identified as Rami Abu-Khalifa, 23, Mohammad Khalaileh, Tamer al-Basti, 17, Mahmoud Salim, 16, Mohammad Abu-Sneneh, 18, and Lo’ai Sbeih.

Meanwhile in Ramallah district, Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinians after summoning them to appear for interrogation. They were identified as Mahmoud Abu-Khalil and Maher Hamed, 27.

In Qalqilia district, Israeli forces detained four locals, including three brothers. They were identified as brothers Yasser, Belal, and Basem H. Dawood, and Hussein S. Dawood.

Meanwhile, Israeli police also detained a Palestinian local from Tulkarm, while he was on a visit to his brother, who is incarcerated in Israeli jails. He was identified as Tha’er Yaqoub, 29.