Israeli Forces Arrest 16 People, Demolish 2 Residential Sheds in West Bank

QALQILYA, April 29, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested 14 people from across the West Bank as well as demolished two residential sheds and arrested two others in the Jerusalem area, local witnesses and security sources said.

Forces stormed early Tuesday Kufr Qaddoum, a town located to the east of Qalqilya, where they arrested five people, including Spokesperson and Coordinator of Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee Murad Eshtaiwi, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club.

In Jenin district, forces stormed Yaʻbad, a town located to the southwest of Jenin, where they arrested four people aged between 19 and 20 years after breaking into and searching their families’ houses.

They also stormed the eastern neighborhood in Qabatiya, a town located to the south of Jenin, where they launched a large-scale search campaign. No arrests were reported.

In Hebron district, forces stormed Beit Ummar, a town located to the north of Hebron, sealing off the main access road to it.

They arrested 4 people aged between 18 and 20 years after breaking into and searching their families’ houses. They also stormed the Al-‘Alami bakery in the town and detained bakers inside for several hours.

To be noted, the number of Palestinians arrested in Beit Ummar since the beginning of April has totaled 24, including 18 minors.

Meanwhile, forces stormed Nour Shams refugee camp, located to the east of Tulkarem, where they arrested a 27-year-old person, an ex-detainee who had been released six months ago, after breaking into and searching his family’s house.

In Jerusalem district, forces, accompanied by bulldozers, stormed Al-Hardub neighborhood at al-Tur neighborhood in Jerusalem, and proceeded to demolish two residential sheds which housed eight family members, leaving them without a home. Two youths were arrested during the demolition of the sheds.

 

 

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