Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians from across West Bank

BETHLEHEM, October 13, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces late Monday and early Tuesday detained 11 Palestinians, including four minors, from across the West Bank, said security and municipal sources.

Israeli forces raided Tuqu‘ town at dawn, east of Bethlehem, where they detained four Palestinian minors after breaking into and ransacking their families’ houses.


The detainees were identified as Mohammad Sabbah, 17, Mahmoud Abu Mufrreh, 16, Muhyi, 16, and ‘Asef al-‘Amur, 14.

Meanwhile in Ramallah district, forces raided Silwad town, east of the city, where they broke into and ransacked several houses and surrounded a house as a prelude to demolish it.

Military vehicles and bulldozers surrounded a local house belonging to Faraj Hammad to demolish it. However, locals stood up against the demolition attempt.

During the predawn raid, forces detained three Palestinians identified as Bassam Hammad, 43, Wa’el ‘Abdul-Halim, 36, and Mahdi Fares, 24.

Furthermore in Jenin district, forces detained two young Palestinians during a predawn raid into Barta‘a town, south of the city, after breaking into and searching their houses.

They were identified as Baker, 23, and Mustafa Qabaha, 22.

In the meantime in Hebron district, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian identified as Murad al-‘Ajlouni from the Old City of Hebron.

They also raided Beit ‘Awwa, where they detained a Palestinian after storming and ransacking his house. The detainee was identified as Karam Masalma.

Forces reportedly raided several Hebron neighborhoods as well as Yatta town and set up roadblocks at the entrances of Sa‘ir and Halhul towns, north of the city, stopping and inspecting Palestinian registered vehicles and examining passengers’ identification cards.

Furthermore, forces stationed on Al-Container checkpoint, which blocks the entrance of Ash-Shuhada street in central Hebron, detained two Palestinian minors, who remained unidentified, for half an hour before releasing them.


This came several hours after three Palestinians, including a minor, were detained during clashes with Israeli forces in the Ramallah towns of Ni‘lin and Nabi Saleh as well as in Bethlehem.

Israeli forces raided Monday evening Ni‘lin town, northeast of Ramallah, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at local Palestinians, sparking clashes.

A Palestinian identified as Fayez Fayez, 14, was detained during the raid.

Forces also raided Monday evening Nabi Saleh village, west of Ramallah, opening fire on locals and detaining a Palestinian identified as Mustafa al-Tamimi.

During the raid, forces broke and wreaked havoc into a house belonging to Mahmoud al-Tamimi.

Furthermore, a Palestinian, who remained unidentified, was reportedly injured and detained Monday evening during clashes at the northern entrance of Bethlehem.

The young man was injured after being hit with a live bullet in his abdomen.