Israeli Forces Detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank

JENIN, April 27, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained early Monday 12 Palestinians, including a minor, from West Bank districts, said security sources.

In Jenin district, Israeli forces stationed at the military checkpoint near ‘Shavi Shemron’ settlement stopped and detained a Palestinian from the city. The detainee was identified as Aman Hardan, 27.

Meanwhile, forces stationed at Barta‘a military checkpoint to the west of the city stopped and detained a Palestinian while crossing the checkpoint. The detainee was identified as Anas ‘Abadi, 23, a resident of Tura, a village to the west of the city.

Another Palestinian was arrested by soldiers stationed at a checkpoint at the entrance of Um al-Rihan, a village to the west of the city. He was identified as Muhammad Qabaha, 32, who is also a resident of Tura village.

Troops stormed the city, breaking into several houses and detaining a Palestinian, sparking clashes with locals.

Troops detained ‘Abed Abu ‘Ubaid, 20, after breaking into his house.

They also broke into three other houses, threatening the owners to re-detain them under the pretext of being involved in politics.

The owners of these houses were identified as Hamza, 43, and Anas Qa‘qour, 28, and Mustafa al-Wazni, all of whom are ex-detainees.

During clashes that erupted in the vicinity of Zayed turnaround and ‘Izz Ad-Din valley, forces fired stun grenades and live rounds. however, no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, forces stormed Silat al-Harithiya, a village to the northwest of the city, where they broke into several houses belonging to ex-detainees, threatening their owners to re-detain them. The owner of one of these houses was identified as Sharif Tahayna.

In the meantime in Jerusalem district, Israeli police detained a Palestinian from al-Khader, a town to the south of Bethlehem, while he was working in Jerusalem.

Nadim ‘Issa, 28, was detained from his workplace in Jerusalem for purportedly not possessing a work permit.

They also detained two other Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Mukabber.

Both Muhammad,19, and Ahmad ‘Ewisat were detained and transported to a detention center located in Salah Addin Street, where they were interrogated by the Israeli intelligence.

Police physically assaulted three members of the ‘Ewaisat family, inflicting bruises across their bodies, and wreaked havoc inside the house.

They also detained a Palestinian minor from the Old City of Jerusalem. He was identified as Mou’men Hashima.

Meanwhile, police detained Monday afternoon four Palestinian ladies from inside al-Aqsa Mosque Compound.

Su‘ad ‘Ubaidiya, Iman Abu Snaina, as well as Salwa and Ikram Ghizawi were detained and taken to the police station near the Hebron Gate.

Meanwhile, police stationed at the gate leading to the mosque examined worshipers and inspected their identity cards.