(UPDATE) Israel Detains 13 Palestinians in West Bank

WEST BANK, September 1, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 13 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli forces during predawn and night raids across the West Bank on Tuesday, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron district, Israeli army stormed the town of Beit Ummar and detained five Palestinians after raiding their homes and sabotaging their furniture. They were identified as Myassar Abu-Maria, 28, Mo’ayyad al-Tit, 25, Sharif Bregheth, 25, Mohammad Abu-Hashem, 20, and Mohannad Arar, 18.

They army also handed a teenager a summon notice to appear for interrogation at the nearby Etzion military compound.

Israeli forces also stormed the village of Zawata, west of Nablus, and detained two Palestinians, identified as Shadad Shahr Abu-Amsha, 32, and Mohammad Thabt Abu-Amsha, 42.


The army also detained Ishaq al-Ashkar from Nablus at Za’tara Israeli military checkpoint to the south of Nablus.

Another army forces also stormed Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem and detained 16-year-old Ahmad Ja’ara after raiding and searching his family’s house.

Earlier last night, three Palestinians were detained during an Israeli military crackdown  on Jenin and the nearby refugee camp, during which Israeli forces demolished the house of Hamas activist Majdi Abul-Heja, 40, who was arrested along with his son, Suhaib, and his brother, Alaa.

Meanwhile, the army broke into the village of Kufr Qaddum, to the east of Qalqilia, and detained 36-year-old Bashar Shtwei after raiding his house and sabotaging its furniture, witnesses told WAFA. The army also searched a number of homes in the village, purportedly in searched for wanted Palestinians.

Also in Ramallah, Israeli army detained the father and mother of Mohammad Tamimi –a 12-year-old Palestinian child who appeared in a video last Friday while being chased down and placed in a headlock by an Israeli soldier in an attempt to detain him – and interrogated them for two hours.