Israeli Forces Arrest 22 Palestinians from West Bank Districts

JERUSALEM, December 10, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Wednesday and Tuesday evening a total of 22 Palestinians from several West Bank districts, according to security sources.

Israeli police raided the Silwan neighborhood of al-Thawri in Jerusalem, where they arrested Fatah Jerusalem District Committee members ‘Abeer Ziad, Hamza al-Shwaiki and Muhammad al-Zghayer after breaking into and vandalizing their homes and property.

Israeli soldiers also raided Ras al-Amud neighborhood in Silwan, and arrested Muhammad, Majd, and Muhammad Ewais, Ayoub Abu ‘Asab, Lou’ai Za‘atra, Hussein Darwish, Ahmad Gharib and Mu‘tasem Ghaith. All of detainees’ homes were vandalized prior to the arrest.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, Israeli forces raided Beit ‘Awwa town to the southwest of the city, where they arrested Mu‘tasem Abu Ithri‘, Yaser, Qassem, Baker and Ra’fat Maslama as well as Sa’ed Abu al-Jmal.

They also raided Bani Na‘im town to the east of the city, and broke into ‘Ali Manasra’s house and handed  him a notice to appear before the Israeli intelligence.

Israeli forces set up roadblocks at the entrances of Hebron, the Qarantina area and al-Fawwar refugee camp, where they stopped vehicles with Palestinian registration plates, examined passengers’ identity cards delaying the travelers.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli soldiers raided Beit Fajjar town to the south of the town, where they arrested Nader Taqatqa, 30, after breaking into his house.

They also raided ‘Aida refugee camp to the north of the city, where they arrested Ahmad Abed-Rabbu, 26, and Abdullah Saqer, 25, after breaking into and ransacking their houses.

Meanwhile in Jenin, soldiers stationed at a mobile checkpoint near Fahma village to the south of the city arrested Muhammad Nashrati, 19, a resident of Jenin refugee camp.

They also set up two roadblocks between al-Jalama and ‘Arrana to the east of the city and another at the entrance of Deir Abu Da‘if, where they inspected vehicles with Palestinian registration plates, interrogated passengers and examined their identity cards.