Israel Detains Ten Palestinians in West Bank, Assaults Youth at Nablus Checkpoint


NABLUS, August 25, 2015 (WAFA) Ten Palestinians were detained, late Monday and early Tuesday,  by Israeli forces in the West Bank, whereas a youth was assaulted by the army  at a checkpoint to the south of Nablus, according to local and security sources.

Israeli soldiers at dawn detained at least five Palestinians from the Nablus area; three were detained at the Israeli Zaatara military checkpoint to the south, while two others were arrested from the city of Nablus.

The detainees were identified as Amjad Qmiha, Anan Halboni, Firas Hashash, Motasim al-Hayt, and Ameer Salameh.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers assaulted Ameed al-Bahsh, 33 from the city of Nablus, at the aforementioned checkpoint; Forces stopped and searched al-Bahsh’s car and beat him up, causing him light injuries. He was transferred to hospital for treatment.

In the meantime, forces detained Khalil Abu Awad after storming the city of Qalqilia at dawn. He was taken to an unknown destination.

In Hebron, Forces detained four Palestinians, including three aged 17, 18 and 19, after raiding their homes in al-Aroub Refugee Camp to the north of Hebron.

They were identified as Ihab Abu Rayya, 17, Abd al-Kareem al-Titi, 18, Malik Hajajreh, 19, Ra’fat al-Ra’I, 35.

The army further set up military checkpoints at the entrances of the towns of Sa’ir, and Halhoul, as well as at the northern entrance of the city of Hebron, where they stopped and searched passing Palestinian registered cars and checked their identity cards, causing a traffic jam.