Israeli Forces Arrest 13 Palestinians from West Bank Districts

JERUSALEM, December 2, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Tuesday 13 Palestinians from West Bank districts, including Jerusalem, said security sources.

Israeli police raided Wad Qaddum and Ras al-‘Amud neighborhoods in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, where they arrested ‘Obada Dandis and Ahmad Najdi.

They also raided Jabal al-Mukabber to the south of the city, where they arrested four Palestinians. They were identified as Rami Walid, As‘ad ‘Uwaisat, Muhammad Mahmouad and Muhammad ‘Abdo.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, forces raided Beit Ummar town to the north of the city, where they arrested Ayman Sabarna, 21, after breaking into and ransacking his family’s house.

They also raided ad-Dhahiriya to the southwest of the city, where they arrested two brothers; Sami and ‘Abdullah Abu Sharkh after breaking into and ransacking their house.

They also broke into several houses in Jabal al-Rahma neighborhood in central Hebron during the late night hours, forcing the residents out in the cold weather purportedly to search for wanted people. Soldiers reportedly opened fire during these raids.

Forces set up several roadblocks at the entrances of the city and Jabal al-Rahma area, stopping vehicles with Palestinian-registered plates and inspecting passengers’ ID cards.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem, soldiers raided Wadi Fukin to the southwest of the city, where they arrested Manasra, 20, and Mazen Manasra, 34, a member of the village local council, as well as Yousef al-Hrub, 17, after breaking into and ransacking their houses.

They also raided Tuqu‘to the southeast of the city, where they broke into Muhammad Abdel-Jalil’s house and took photos of it and of his son, Muhammad.

Hours earlier, forces and police raided al-Khader town to the south of the city, where they broke into a bakery, inspected its surveillance cameras and interrogated several young men who happened to be in the vicinity.

In the meantime in Nablus district, forces raided Huwwara and Qabalan to the south of the city, where they deployed heavily, broke into dozens of houses and took over the rooftops of several others under the pretext of searching for a vehicle.

 

 

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