Israeli Forces Arrest 12 Palestinians in West Bank

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QALQILIA, September 3, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Wednesday 12 Palestinians from West Bank districts, said security sources.

In Qalqilia district, Israeli forces arrested six Palestinians close to the Segregation and Annexation Wall section in Qalqilya in northern West Bank. The six, who are from Jenin district, were attempting to enter Israel in search of work. They come from the towns of Qabatia, al-Yamoun, Sielet al-Harithiyya, ‘Anza, and ‘Arbouna.

They also raided Kafr al-Labad to the east of the city, where they arrested a Palestinian after breaking into his home.

Meanwhile in Jenin, Israeli forces raided al-‘Arraqa to the west of the city, where they arrested three Palestinians, including two brothers, after breaking into and ransacking their families’ homes. They also interrogated several Palestinian locals after breaking into their homes.

In Hebron district, soldiers invaded Beit Ummar to the north of the city, where they arrested a 33-year-old Palestinian, who is a former prisoner, after breaking into and ransacking his home.

He was moved to the Etzion Israeli military base for interrogation, according to Muhammad ‘Awad, who coordinates the Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee in Beit Ummar.

The soldiers also broke into the home of former political prisoner and confiscated his computer and a number of mobile SIM cards.

They also set up roadblocks at the entrances of a number of roads leading to areas north of Hebron as well as at the entrance of Sa’ir, located to the northeast of Hebron, where they stopped and inspected dozens of Palestinian-registered cars and investigated Palestinian passengers’ ID cards.

Meanwhile in Nablus district, Israeli troops raided the city, where they broke into and ransacked Sama Sports Club, blowing up its doors and arresting a 26-year-old Palestinian.

They also raided a society for the disabled and a preschool, tampering with their contents and causing damage to them.


Source: WAFA