Israeli Forces Arrest 10 Palestinians in West Bank, Assault Others in Hebron Town

CLASHES BETWEEN ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES AND PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS NEAR THE WEST BANK VILLAGE OF BITDUKU

HEBRON, July 28, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested Monday 10 Palestinians from the West Bank areas and assaulted Palestinians visiting the graves of their relatives in Yatta and Beit Ummar to the south and north of Hebron respectively, said two local activists.

Israeli forces raided Yatta, where they arrested three Palestinians, including two brothers, aged 28 and 35 years, after breaking into and ransacking their homes, according to Coordinator of the Popular Anti-wall and Settlement Committee Rateb Jabour.

In Bethlehem, forces arrested seven Palestinians from the village of Nahlin, including six between the ages of 16  and 19.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces assaulted Palestinians while they were visiting the graves of their relatives in a cemetery adjacent to Jerusalem Hebron Road, prompting scuffles with them said Coordinator of the Popular Anti-wall and Settlement Committee in Beit Ummar Mohammad ‘Awad.

Muslims in many parts of the world, including Palestinian Muslims, celebrated Monday Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. They visit the cemeteries to pay their respect to their dead relatives. Children buy new clothes, shoes and toys and relatives visit each other.

Palestinian Muslims, have announced, however, that they are not celebrating the Eid but will only observe the religious rituals in solidarity with the Gaza population who have been under heavy Israeli bombardment for 21 days.

Source: WAFA