Israeli Forces Detain Nine, Summon Another from West Bank

HEBRON, March 19, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday detained nine Palestinians, including a journalist, and summoned another from West Bank districts, said security sources and local activist.

Israeli forces raided Dura, a town to the south of Hebron in the southern West Bank, where they detained two Palestinians after breaking into their houses. The detainees were identified as Ramzi al-Khatib, 27, and Ahmad Abu Da’oud, 20.

They also raided Halhul, a town to the north of the city, where they detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house. The detainee was identified as Khalil al-Za‘amra.

Coordinators of the Popular Committee against Wall and Settlement Muhammad ‘Awad said that forces also raided Khalet al-‘Ein and Saffa localities to the north of Beit Ummar, a town to the north of the city, where they detained three Palestinians after breaking into, ransacking and wrecking havoc into their houses.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad, 21, Anas, 19, and Mu‘tasem Ikhlail, 23, noting that Mu‘tasem is an ex-detainee.

Another Palestinian was handed a notice summoning him to appear before Israeli intelligence. He was identified as Muhannad ‘Awad, 20.

Awad added that the total number of Palestinians detained since the beginning of this year has jumped to 64 detainees, including 28 who are under 18.

Meanwhile, forces raided the city of Jenin and refugee camp in northern West Bank, where they detained two Palestinians after breaking into their houses.

The detainees were identified as Mustafa Shatta, 35, and Bassam Abu Zeina, 23.

Troops also stormed four houses in Ya‘bad and al-Zababda towns. The owners of these houses were identified as ‘Atef, Yousef and Muhammad Abu Baker as well as ‘Abed Sharqawi.

In Ramallah, troops stormed Sinjil town to the northeast of Ramallah, where they detained a Palestinian after breaking into and tampering with the content of his house. The detainee was identified as Islam Fuqaha, who works as a journalist.

 

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