Israeli Forces Detain 19 Palestinians; Summon 15 Others from West Bank

NABLUS, November 19, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained overnight and Wednesday evening 19 Palestinians and summoned 15 others from West Bank districts, said security sources.

Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians from Nablus district, four others from Jerusalem district, three from Tulkarem district, two from Hebron district and one from Bethlehem district.

Israeli intelligence officers summoned nine Palestinians from Nablus district and six others from Bethlehem district.

Soldiers raided early Thursday Tal, a village to the northwest of Nablus and detained nine Palestinians, including five members of the ‘Asida extended family after breaking into and ransacking their houses.

The detainees were identified as Ayoub, ‘Issam , Ahmad, Hazim and Mahmoud ‘Asida, ‘Imad Rihan, and his brother, Mu‘ath, Mousa Yamin and Yasser Ramadan.

During the predawn raid, Israeli forces summoned nine other Palestinians, including three members of the Ishtayyeh extended family; two from the Ramdan family and another two from the ‘Asida family.

Muthanna Ishtayyeh, and his two brothers; ‘Asem and Anas, as well as Ja’far and ‘Abdul-Rahman Rihan, Usama and Sameh Ramadan as well as Mahmoud and ‘Isam ‘Asida were all order to appear before Israeli intelligence.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian youth during the predawn raid, leaving two Palestinian youth seriously injured after being shot with live rounds.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained two Palestinians, who were identified as Nader and Udai ‘Adwin, in a predawn raid into the ‘Anata neighborhood of As-Salam, northeast of the city.

Israeli police detained another Palestinian after raiding the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz, near Jerusalem’s Old City. He was identified as Ayoub Idkik.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mahmoud ‘Ubaid, was detained after breaking into and ransacking his house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Issawiya.

Meanwhile in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, Israeli forces raided ‘Attil and Zeita towns, north of the city. Ibrahim Damayra, 26, and Suhaib Yassin, both from ‘Attil, as well as ahmad Abu al-‘Izz, 20, from Zeita were detained during the raid.

Meanwhile in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from the district at al-Shuhada Street in Hebron city and near Gush Etzion settlement bloc.

Israeli soldiers physically assaulted and detained Mahmoud Bhais, 24, from Yatta town, south of Hebron, while he was near Gush Etzion settlement bloc between Hebron and Bethlehem.

Separately, forces stationed at the entrance of al-Shuhada Street in the city of Hebron Wednesday evening detained a Palestinian girl from Surif town, north of the city.

Eighteen-year-old Leen al-Hih was detained by soldiers stationed at al-Container military checkpoint.

Israeli soldiers also stormed and ransacked several houses in the southern Hebron neighborhood of Jabal Jawhar and several other houses in the Hebron locality of al-Kassara, near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Israeli soldiers reportedly shut down the metal gate installed at the eastern entrance of Dura, a town west of the city and set up a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the city. Israeli soldiers stopped Palestinian-registered vehicles, interrogated passengers and inspected their identity cards.

In Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers raided Duheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem to detain a man, who was identified as Saleh al- J‘aidi, 22.

Large numbers of Israeli troops raided the Bethlehem refugee camp, breaking into and ransacking many houses before detaining al- J‘aidi.

Intelligence officers summoned six other Palestinians, including an ex-detainee, during the raid. The detainees were identified as ‘Abdullah Da’wood, 18, Muhammad Salem, Wisam al-Hasanat, ‘Amer Hajjajra, 33, Anas Abu Dayya and Wael ‘Atallah.

In the meantime in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, forces broke into and ransacked four houses in a predawn raid into Silwad town, east of the city. The homeowners were identified as ‘Abdul-Majid and Mahmoud Hammad as well as two other houses belonging to the families of Firas Abu Wardeh and Ziad Hamed, both detained in Israeli jails.