Israel Detains Two Palestinians, Summons Three for Interrogation

JERUSALEM, May 12, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained early Tuesday two Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem, including a minor, and summoned three others to appear before the Israeli intelligence for interrogation, said security sources.

Israeli police detained a Palestinian minor from the vicinity of Bab al-Sahira, also known as Herod’s Gate, one of the seven gates leading to the Old City of Jerusalem.

WAFA correspondent reported that Yousef al-Hazina, 14, was detained and taken to the Israeli police detention center in Salah- Ad-Din Street.

Meanwhile in Jenin district, Israeli forces stormed al-Yamoun town west of the city, where they proceeded to summon three Palestinians after breaking into, ransacking their houses and interrogating members of their families.

Fadi Abu Saifain, 30, Hani Abu al-Hasan, 23, and Basel Abu al-Hayja, 22, were handed notices summoning them to appear before Israeli intelligence.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, forces detained Kifah ‘Ali Abu ‘Ayyash after breaking into his house in Beit Ummar town to the north of the city.

Abu ‘Ayyash was detained as forces conducted military drills in Wadi al-Joz and Farsh al-Hawa localities in Hebron.

Forces have recently conducted military drills in the Nablus village of Khirbet al-Tawil amidst Palestinian wheat crops as well as in the northern Jordan Valley.

In preparation for such drills, forces frequently prevent Palestinian farmers’ access to their lands by placing checkpoints, barriers and declaring areas as military training zones.

Such military drills constitute a part of Israel’s policy to forcibly displace Palestinian and dispossess them.