Israeli Forces Arrest 11 in West Bank


RAMALLAH, August 28, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Thursday arrested 14 Palestinians, including a female, as well as handed summons to others for interrogation, during night and predawn raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

In Ramallah, Israeli army arrested 22-year-old female at a checkpoint to the west of Ramallah. Moreover, army stormed the village of Betilla near Ramallah and arrested two Palestinians after raiding their houses.

In the meantime, army broke through the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank and arrested two Palestinians. A third one, 28, was also arrested after army broke into the nearby town of Yatta.

Coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in Yatta, Rateb jubur, said a staff of the Israeli Civil Administration raided several houses in Masafer Yatta, a small village near Yatta, adding that ICA helicopters flied at a low height near a school in a provocative manner, spreading panic and fear among students.

Meanwhile in Nablus, forces stormed the nearby village of Burin during the predawn hours and arrested a youth, in his twenties, after raiding his house and sabotaging its furniture, according to Bilal ad-Dakhil, a local activist in the village. He added that the Israeli soldiers also raided the house of the principal of Burin school, Ibrahim Amran, and threatened to arrest him if the school students continue to ‘allegedly’ pelt stones at the Israeli army vehicles.

In the meantime, Israeli forces stormed the city of Tulkarm, in the northern West Bank, and conducted a massive search campaign into several house before arresting five Palestinians, including four in their twenties of age.

Meanwhile, army stormed the city of Bethlehem and arrested two youths, 23 and 19, after raiding and searching their houses.

However in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, Israeli soldiers stormed the city and handed summons to two Palestinians, 16 and 24, to appear for interrogation at the nearby Salim military complex. Soldiers further raided other houses in the city and interrogated their residents, yet no other arrests were reported.


Source: WAFA