Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians, Detain Four Others from West Bank Districts

BETHLEHEM, July 2, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces shot and injured several Palestinians, detained three and summoned another during detention raids that targeted several West Bank districts, said witnesses and an activist.

Israeli forces stormed Thursday morning Duheisha refugee camp to the south of Bethlehem, where they detained two Palestinians, sparking clashes with unarmed civilians. The detainees were identified as Waleed al-Ja‘fari, 23, and Raghad Shamroukh, 19.

During clashes, forces indiscriminately opened fire on Palestinian youth, injuring several with live bullets.

According to local media, the three injured, were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. One of the detainees, Shamoroukh, was shot and injured in his foot before being detained.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, forces stormed Beit Ummar town to the north of the city, where they broke into and ransacked several homes and summoned two minors.

Both Sultan, 10, and Muhammad ‘Adi, 18, were handed notices summoning them to appear before Israeli intelligence in the interrogation and detention center of ‘Gush Etzion’, according to Muhammad ‘Awad, an anti-wall and settlement activist.

In the meantime in Qalqiliya district, Israeli army units stationed on a checkpoint near Jit, a village to the northeast of the city, detained a Palestinian Wednesday evening.

Israeli soldiers stopped Hikmat Ishtaiwi, 41, who was driving his vehicle from Nablus to his hometown of Kafr Qaddum, and detained him.

In the meantime in Ramallah district, forces stormed several villages to the north of the city, where they proceeded to confiscate surveillance cameras from local shops and homes.

Forces informed shop and homeowners that their surveillance cameras would be seized for several days with the purpose of finding pictures that would help detect Palestinians suspected of opening gunfire late Monday on an Israeli vehicle near the illegal settlement of Shvut Rachel to the south of Nablus.