Israeli Army Raids West Bank Towns, Arrest People

RAMALLAH, August 7, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli army units raided a number of West Bank towns on Wednesday and arrested several people, according to witnesses and security sources.

In Jenin, in the north of the West Bank, soldiers raided a number of neighborhoods to arrest Palestinians, according to various sources.

Residents clashed with the soldiers and threw rocks at them who responded by firing tear gas causing several suffocation cases.

Fire broke out in an animal barn after a tear gas canister fell on it. Civil defense trucks were able to extinguish the fire and save the sheep inside the barn but not their food.

The army arrested two people, one 50 years old, and the second 28 before leaving the city.

In the south of the West Bank, Israeli army units raided the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, to arrest minors, according to Muhammad Awad, a local activist.

Soldiers raided homes in the town and arrested two minors, 15 and 16 years old, beat them up and took them away.

Residents clashed with the army during the raid. Stones were thrown at the soldiers, who fired back tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets causing at least five injuries from the rubber bullets.

Soldiers also raided the family home of a 20-year-old Palestinian in the village of Taqoa, near Bethlehem, and arrested him, according to a security source.

source : WAFA NEWS