Israeli Forces Detain 73 Palestinians from West Bank Districts

RAMALLAH, October 22, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight detained at least 73 Palestinians from various West Bank districts, said security sources and anti-settlement activists.

Israeli forces detained at least 20 Palestinians from Jerusalem district, 16 others from Hebron district, 12 others from Ramallah district, 10 others from Nablus district, seven others from Jenin district, four others from Bethlehem district, two others from Qalqilya district, two others from Salfit district and one from Jericho district.

In Jerusalem district, according to Muhammad Mahmoud, an attorney representing Palestinian human rights organization Addameer, the Israeli police detained at least 20 Palestinians in predawn raids into the Jerusalem neighborhoods of As-Suwwana, Silwan, Jabal al-Mukabber, al-‘Issawiya and Jerusalem’s Old City.

Police raided As-Suwwana neighborhood, where they detained at least eight Palestinians, including four members of al-Qadamani family. The detainees were identified as Musa, 19, Amir, 20, Sami and Muhammad al-Qadamani, 24, as well as Muhammad Shehab, 20, Fadi al-Kilani, 18, Majdi Abu Ghazaleh, 25, and Nazir al-‘Amuri, 21.

Police also raided the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Mukabber, where they detained at least two Palestinians identified as Ahmad ‘Owaist, 21, and Muhmmad ‘Ubeidiya, 19.

At least four more Palestinians were detained from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan; ‘Abbas ‘Abbasi, 20, ‘Amer al-Muhtaseb, 18, ‘Ali Abu Dyab, 20, and ‘Amer Zeidani, 20.

At least six more Palestinians were detained in a predawn raid into the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Issawiya. They were identified as Khaled ‘Ubaid, 20, Mu‘taz Abu Rmeileh, Lo’ai Ghosha and his sister, who remained unidentified, Bassam Hijazi and Tareq As-Samman.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, Israeli forces detained at least 16 Palestinians, including two former detainees and two minors in predawn raids into several Hebron neighborhoods, Dura, Beit Ummar, al-Mawrek and Kharsa.

Forces raided several Hebron neighborhoods, where they detained four Palestinians; Taysir Abu Sneineh, Muhammad Abu Fanuneh, Yahya Zughayer and Mujahed al-Qawasmi. One more Palestinian identified as Musa Abu Sharar was detained during a predawn raid into Dura town, south of the city.

Three more Palestinians were detained during a predawn raid into al-Mawrek village, west of the city. They were identified as Muhammad An-Nammura, Hamza Abu Hlayil, and former detainee Fadi Srour.

Another Palestinian identified as Mahmoud At-Talahma, 20, who is a former detainee, was re-detained as Israeli forces raided Kharsa village, southwest of the city.

Israeli forces also raided Beit Ummar town, north of the city, where they detained five Palestinians, including three minors, bringing the total number of Palestinians detained from this town during the previous 24 hours to 11, including seven minors.

They were identified by local anti-settlement activist Muhammad ‘Awad as Ahmad As-Salibi, 19, ‘Ala’ Sabarna, 17, both of them are former detainees, Wasim Bahar, 16, Muhammad ‘Adi, 15, and Ibrahim Sabarna, 25.

Several Palestinians in the Beit Ummar neighborhood of al-Hara at-Tahta suffocated from excessive tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters before exiting the town.

Meanwhile in Ramallah district, Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians during predawn raids into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the city, Silwad town and al-Janiya village, northeast and west of the city. The detainees were identified as Rami and ‘Ala’ Hamed, Muhammad Hammad, Anas Dar ‘Idwan, Muhammad ‘Alayyan, Muhammad Dar Youssef, Haytham and Sharaf Hamayel, Majd and Muhammad al-Ramahi, Mustafa al-Tal and Ahmad ‘Ayyash.

In Nablus, Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians during predawn raids into Nablus city, Tell village and Sabastiya town. Four Palestinians were detained as Israeli forces raided several Nablus neighborhoods. They were identified as Ahmad ‘Awad, Mohammad Minyawi, ‘Ala’ Hmaidan, and ‘Abbas Fatayer.

Three more Palestinians were detained as Israeli forces stormed Tell village, south of Nablus; Mahmoud ‘Asida, Mu‘ath Ishtayyeh and Mus‘ab al-Hindi.

Meanwhile in Jenin district, Israeli troops and undercover forces stormed and ransacked several houses in the city and re-detained four Palestinians. The detainees were identified as Anas Qa‘qur (or Ka‘kur), 36, ‘Abdul-Jabbar Jarrar, 44, Mousa al-Badawi and Muhammad Saba‘na.

One more Palestinian was re-detained from Silat al-Harithiya village, northwest of the city. Sources identified him as Sharif Tahayna, 46.

Another Palestinian was detained from Beit Qad village, east of the city. He was identified as Salman Halawa, 39. Khaled al-Khaldi, 40, was detained from ‘Arbuna village, northeast of the city.

Moreover in Bethlehem city, Israeli forces detained four Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their houses. Sources said they are Ahmad al-Hraimi, 21, Muhammad Suman, 20, Jihad al-Ta‘mari, 20, and Muhannad Abu ‘Ahur, 19.

Meanwhile, two more Palestinians were detained from Qalqilya, identified as Muhammad Basalat and Sabra Salim.

Israeli forces raided the city of Salfit and detained two more Palestinians identified as Diyaa and Baha Saleh. Another Palestinian minor was detained as Israeli forces raided the Jericho refugee camp of ‘Ayn As-Sultan. He was identified as ‘Abdul-Mu‘ti Abu al-Hasin.

 

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