Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians in West Bank

WEST BANK, September 6, 2015 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were on Sunday detained by the Israeli army during predawn raids in the West Bank districts of Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron, Israeli forces broke into the town of Beit Ummar and detained 30-year-old Ziad Odeh after raiding his home and searching it. The forces also stormed the nearby town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron, and detained Fo’ad Nawaj’ah, 28.

The Israeli military also broke into Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, where they detained Mahmoud Badawneh, 19, after raiding and searching his family home. Another army force further stormed the nearby village of Nahalin and raided and searched a Palestinian’s house, but there were no reports of arrests in the village.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian youth while he was attempting to cross Zeayem checkpoint, to the east of Jerusalem. The youth has not been identified yet.

In northern West Bank city of Jenin, Israeli army stormed the village of Zububa, close to the Israeli segregation barrier, and raided the home of the village’s mayor, Mohammad Abidiya.

Abidiya told WAFA the Israeli force threatened him and the rest of the village’s residents of considering collective punishment against them in reprisal for stone attacks allegedly carried out against the Israeli military by Palestinians from the village.

Later on Sunday, Israeli soldiers assaulted three Palestinian workers while they were trying to enter Israel for work via a bypass road near Hebron.

The three were identified as Mohammad Shamasli, 20, who sustained a fracture in his foot, Fayez Abu-Kubeta, 23, and Fayez Harb, 22, who sustained minor bruises through his body. They were transferred to a hospital in the nearby town of Yatta