Israel Detains 5 Palestinians, Shoots Youth, Suffocation Cases Reported

JENIN, September 13, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Sunday detained five Palestinians from across the West Bank, whereas a youth was shot and injured during an Israeli army  predawn raid on Jenin Refugee Camp, while dozens others suffocated during clashes in Hebron, according to local and security sources.

Sources informed WAFA that the army detained two Palestinian youths after raiding their families’ homes during a predawn raid on Jenin Refugee Camp. They were identified as Sliman Frahti, 20, and Mohammed Abu Az-Zaki, 20.

According to Head of the Emergency Unit of the Red Crescent Society in Jenin, Mahmoud Sa’di, a Palestinian youth was shot and injured during the predawn raid on the camp. He said that Ahmad al-Bali, 24, was shot with live ammunition in his thigh, which necessitated his transfer to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile in Hebron, the Popular Committee Coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, reported that Israeli forces detained Ibrahim Bhais, 31,  during an army raid on the town of Yatta to the south. He was taken to an unknown destination.

He said that army forces raided several neighborhoods in the Hebron area, amid firing tear gas canisters toward Palestinian locals’ homes, causing dozens of locals to suffocate.

In Jericho, the Palestinian Prisoner’s club (PPC) reported that two Palestinian brothers were detained after Israeli soldiers raided their home in Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp. They were identified as Tareq, 40, and Khalil Dawwas, 27.