JERUSALEM, August 14, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli police and army forces arrested early Thursday 52 Palestinians from the Jerusalem area, in addition to 12 others from across the West Bank areas, according to local sources.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police launched a large-scale arrest raids, arresting 52 Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their homes.
Palestinian Prisoners Society attorney Mufid Al-Haj noted that the arrested Jerusalemites were transferred to Lahav 443 Unit in Ramla.
Meanwhile in Hebron, Israeli forces raided Yatta to the south of the city, where they arrested a 20-year old Palestinian after breaking into, ransacking and wrecking havoc into his home.
Israeli forces also raided Ruq‘ah to the east of Yatta, where they broke into, searched and ransacked several homes after forcing the residents out.
Israeli troops also raided Hebron city, where they arrested four Palestinians, including a 24-year-old one, after breaking into and ransacking their homes.
They also raided Saffa in Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron, where they arrested Mohammad Radwan Ikhlail, 36, a freed prisoner, after breaking into and ransacking his home.
Meanwhile in Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers raided Al-Sharafa at the eastern entrance of Husan, located to the west of the city, where they arrested four Palestinians aged between 16 and 17 years after breaking into and ransacking their families’ homes.
Meanwhile in Jenin, Israeli forces raided Qabatiya, located to the south of the city, where they arrested two Palestinians aged 26 and 27 years after breaking into their homes.
Forces also broke into several homes belonging to Abu Kmeil family, interrogating the families and detaining a family member for several hours before releasing him.
They also raided Deir Abu Da‘if to the east of the city, prompting clashes with the Palestinians residents.
Soldiers fired concussion bombs and tear gas canisters at the residents, causing several to suffer from tear gas inhalation.