Israeli Forces Arrest 11 in West Bank

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

HEBRON, August 6, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested 11 Palestinians, handed summons to others for interrogation, as well as shot and injured several Palestinians with live bullets during night and predawn raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron, army forces stormed the city and arrested Ibrahim Jaber, an ex-prisoner who was released in the Shalit swap of 2011, in addition to two other Palestinian after storming their houses and sabotaging their furniture. Meanwhile, Israeli army stormed the nearby town of Dora and arrested an ex-prisoner, said Mohammad Awad, coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in the town. Soldiers searched several homes in the city and sabotaged their furniture.

He said Israeli soldiers further raided another house in Dora and arrested a youngster, 25, before leading him to the nearby settlement of Karmi Tsour.

Awad added that soldiers raided a bakery in the town and forced the workers inside to stop their work for more than an hour, assaulted the shopkeeper, 28-year-old, and beat him up with the butts of their rifles before arresting one of the workers, 27.

Moreover, he said that soldiers handed summons to a local resident of the town – to appear for interrogation at a nearby outpost – after raiding his house and smashing down its front door.

In the meantime, Israeli army stormed the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, and shot tear gas towards local residents, causing several cases of suffocation among them. They were treated at the scene.

Forces also stormed other towns in Hebron Governorate and set military checkpoints, checking the identity cards of drivers and passengers, which caused a traffic jam.

Meanwhile in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, Israeli army arrested three Palestinians after storming the villages of Silat al-Harithiya, Kafr Dan, and Faqqua.

Several cases of suffocation were also reported in the nearby towns of Qabatia and Zababida, after army forces stormed them in the late night hours.

During the offensive in Zababida, a youngster was reported injured in the foot with a live Israeli bullet, whereas another one was injured with a rubber-coated bullet in the chest.

Earlier, Israeli soldiers arrested 17-year-old Beirut Ali Mohammad, a female, at Za’tara checkpoint, to the south of Nablus, and led her to a military outpost for interrogation. She was released a few hours later.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces stormed the village of Sanur, to the south of Jenin, and handed summons to two brothers to appear for interrogation at Salem military compound.

In Bethlehem area, a 21-year-old was arrested by Israeli army after storming and searching his home.

In the meantime, Israeli soldiers stormed the village of Baqa Ash-Sharqiya, north of Tulkarm, and arrested a youngster, 29, after raiding his house and sabotaging its furniture. The soldiers confiscated some of his personal PC and cellular phone.

 

Source: WAFA