Update: Israel Detains 35 Palestinians; Summons Three from West Bank

JERUSALEM, November 2, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained overnight and early Monday 35 Palestinians and summoned three others from West Bank districts, said Palestine Prisoners’ Club (PPC), security sources and local anti-settlement activist.

Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians from Jerusalem, 10 others from Hebron district, five from Nablus city, five from Ramallah district and another one from Bethlehem district.

PPC said that Israeli police detained 13 Palestinians, including two minors, during predawn raids into the city neighborhoods.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad al-Jolani, Laith al-Husseini, Muhammad and Majd ‘Alqam, Tha’er Abu Najma, Muhammad Derbas, Mahmoud ‘Ubeid, Shadi and Bahaa-Addin Abu Khdeir, Ahmad Swailim, ‘Ali Sayyd, Marwan Dweik and Khaled Khashan.

This came several hours before a Palestinian from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir was detained by police from the vicinity of Bab al-Khalil (Jaffa Gate) in the old city.

Israeli media reported that the man, 22, was detained allegedly for assaulting and injuring an Israeli tour guide in the area.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians. PPC identified only seven detainees, including a girl.

Local anti-settlement activist Muhammad ‘Awad said that Israeli forces raided Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, where they broke into and ransacked several houses in Abu Hashim, Bahar and Khallit al-‘Ein neighborhoods.

Three Palestinian minors were detained during the predawn raid and transferred to the nearby detention and interrogation center of Gush Etzion. They were identified as Muhyi Abu Maria, 18, Qusai Abu Hashim, 17, and ‘Amr ‘Arar, 15.

Forces interrogated Ziad ‘Awad after breaking into his house in Khallit al-‘Ayn neighborhood and confiscated his video camera, which he uses to document Israeli forces raids.

Two more Palestinians were detained during separate raids into Bani Na‘im and Yatta towns.

Forces raided Bani Na‘im, where they proceeded to detain a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house. The detainee was identified as Muhammad al-Hajjuj, 16.

During the raid, forces broke into the houses belonging to Tariq al-Natsha, Bayan al-‘Essili and Dania Irsheid al-Husseini, who were all shot dead by Israeli forces following alleged stabbing attempts in October, and took measurements for the houses in preparation for possible demolition.

This came a day after thousands of Palestinians attended the joint funeral procession of five Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces following alleged stabbing attempts over the last month in Hebron. Al-Natsha, 16, al-‘Essili, 16, al-Husseini, 17, were among the five who were laid to their rest.

Forces also detained Mahmoud al-‘Adra, 16, after breaking into and searching his house in Yatta, south of Hebron.

Furthermore, Israeli forces detained another minor was detained from the town. Sanad Mughannam, 15, was detained after he was summoned together with his mother to a nearby detention and interrogation center.

Furthermore, Israeli soldiers detained a young Palestinian woman after assaulting her in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of Hebron. The detainee was identified as Tartil al-Takrouri, 18.

Meanwhile in Nablus city, Israeli forces detained five Palestinians during a predawn raid into the city. Forces detained Ahmad Ja‘ara, Muhammad al-‘Azizi, ‘Izz Abu al-Kalbat, Muhammad Fattum and Ahmad al-Qani after breaking into and vandalizing their houses. As they raided Ja‘ara’s house, forces seized the sum of INS 23,000 (about $6,000).

In the meantime in Ramallah district, Israeli forces detained five Palestinians. PPC identified only two detainees as Subhi Zeid from al-Jalazoun refugee camp and Mustafa Nassar from Beitunia.

In the meantime in Bethlehem district, forces detained a Palestinian and summoned three others as they raided Beit Fajjar town, south of the city.

Forces detained Ibrahim Qawasma, 23, and handed Saleh Thawabta, 31, ‘Ala’ Sammur, 26, and his cousin, Na’el, 21, notices summoning them to appear before the Israeli intelligence.

 

 

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