Israeli Forces Arrest 15 in West Bank, Jerusalem


NABLUS, August 19, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli military and police on Tuesday arrested 15 Palestinians across the West Bank and Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Nablus, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) said Israeli army stormed the village of Usarin in the predawn hours and arrested two teenagers, 17 and 19, after raiding their houses and sabotaging their furniture.

Army also stormed the nearby village of Tell and arrested a Palestinian youngster, as well as arrested another at a checkpoint near the town of Burqa, reported the PPC.

Meanwhile in Hebron, Israeli forces stormed the city and arrested two brothers after raiding and searching their houses. Army also stormed the nearby town of Dahiriya and arrested a 19-year-old after raiding his house.

Later on Tuesday, Israeli army set military checkpoints at several highways across Hebron Governorate, arresting at least one Palestinian near Halhoul.

In Bethlehem, army broke through the village of Hosan, west of the city, and arrested a youngster, 23, after raiding and searching his family house. Furthermore, army stormed the nearby town of Beit Sahour and handed summons to two brothers to appear for interrogation before the Israeli intelligence.

Meanwhile, forces raided the village of Deir Istiya near the city of Salfit, where they arrested four Palestinians.

At least one Palestinian was further reported arrested in the village of Burqin, to the west of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

In the meantime, Israeli Police in Jerusalem arrested a minor while he was trying to fend off a provocative Jewish settlers’ attack on al-Aqsa Mosque. The assault was led by Jewish rabbi Ehuda Glek.

The mosque has seen repeated Israeli attempts to enforce a temporal division of the prayers times between Muslims and Jews during the recent few days.

Source: WAFA