Israeli Forces Detain Seven Palestinians from West Bank Districts

HEBRON, June 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces early Tuesday detained seven Palestinians as they raided several West Bank districts, said security and municipal sources.

Israeli forces raided the Hebron town of Dura, where they proceeded to detain three Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their homes.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad, 55, his son, Adham, 24, and Sultan al-Namora, 22.

Forces further set up several checkpoints at the northern entrance of Hebron as well as the entrance of Sa‘ir, a town to the northeast of the city, where they stopped and examined Palestinian-registered vehicles and inspected passengers’ identification cards.

Meanwhile in Nablus district, an Israeli force detained three Palestinian workers as they attempted to cross into Israel to the west of ‘Azzun ‘Atma, a village to the south of Qalqiliya.

The detainees, purportedly detained for working in Israel without permits, were identified as Mu‘ath Hamad, 28, ‘Ayesh ‘Allan, 52, and Anas Hussein, 40. They are all residents of ‘Inabous to the south of Nablus.

In the meantime in Tulkarem district, an Israeli force detained Malek Ja‘ari after breaking and wrecking havoc into his home in ‘Allar town.

In Jenin district, forces raided Qabatiya town and Misilyah village, located to the south of the city, where they broke into several homes and occupied their rooftops, transforming them into military outposts.

Meanwhile, infantry troops were deployed near ‘Arraba and military drills were conducted by forces using live ammunition near the areas of Jalqamos, Umm at-Tut, Qabatiya, and near the Shuhada junction, spreading panic among local Palestinians.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem district, large troops raided Taqou‘, a town to the east of the city, where they launched an extensive raid and search operation.

During the raid, forces broke into, ransacked and took photos for many homes. Some of the owners of the ransacked homes were identified as Majed, Habes and ‘Aref al-‘Amor, whose fourth brother, Riyad, is detained in an Israeli detention center, as well as Nedal al-Badan and ‘Ali Jibril.