Israeli Military Arrests Seven Palestinians in West Bank

WEST BANK, July 27, 2015 (WAFA) – At least seven Palestinians were arrested Sunday’s night by the Israeli army in multiple West Bank districts, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron, the army arrested three Palestinians the city. They were identified as Bahaa Abu Shekhedem, 22, Rami Ewewi, 30, and Yousef Junedi, 35. Forces also stormed the nearby town of Surif, where they arrested Omar Ghunaimat, 55.

In the meantime, Israeli army broke into the village of Tura, to the west of Jenin, and arrested a Palestinian, identified as Fadi Qabaha, after raiding his house. Army also arrested Emran Qabaha from Tura at the nearby Salem military checkpoint.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military forced the closure of a number of commercial stores in the Jerusalem town of Hazma, witnesses said. The military cited stone throwing by local youth at Israeli military vehicles as the pretext behind the closure.

Earlier Sunday, Israeli soldiers arrested 16-year-old Hamza Abu Hashem from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, after physically assaulting him at the entrance of the town.

Also on Sunday, an unidentified Palestinian youngster was injured by Israeli gunfire at an Israeli checkpoint east of Hebron. Israeli sources claimed he attempted to attack a soldier with a knife before the other soldiers opened fire at him, causing him moderate injuries. He was transferred to an Israeli hospital.