Israel Detains Woman near Hebron, Minors for Hours Inside Settlement

HEBRON, September 22, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities last Monday night detained a Palestinian woman near the town of Dura, southwest of Hebron, as well as detained three minors for hours inside an Israeli settlement before releasing them, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said an Israeli army force stormed the village of al-Burj near Dura and detained a Palestinian woman, who was identified as 25-year-old Abeer Masharqa, after raiding her home in the village and sabotaging its furniture.

Meanwhile in Hebron city, army detained three Palestinian minors and led them to the nearby illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba, which spread fear and panic among them, before they were released. The three were identified as Nizar Salhab, 15, his brother Tareq, 15, and Awni Abu-Shamsiya, 16.

Army also raided and searched multiple homes in the nearby town of Beit Ummar and took pictures of several stores, according to activist Mohammad Awad, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee. However, no further arrests were reported.

In the meantime, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said more than 150 Palestinians have been detained in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities since September 13, adding that most of them were minors. Most of the detainees range between 13 and 20 in age.

PPC said that some of the detainees were either beat up or shot by Israeli forces during their arrest.