UPDATE: Israel Detains Five Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM, August 31, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday detained five Palestinians, including a teenager who was assaulted during his arrest, from across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from Aida Refugee Camp to the north of Bethlehem after raiding and searching their homes. They were identified as two brothers Sa’ed and Mohammed Ayyad, and Saddam Dar al-Haj.

In Tulkarem city, a large military force raided the home of al-Husari family and detained 18-year-old Bara’a, after thoroughly searching the house. The teenager was assaulted by Israeli forces during his arrest.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained a Palestinian youth identified as Ameer Qteeneh from his home in the old city of Jerusalem and led him to an interrogation and detention center in the city.

Israeli army forces set a military checkpoint near the town of Yabod to the south west of Jenin, where they proceeded to stop, search, and interrogate passing Palestinians in registered cars, causing a traffic jam.

According to OCHA Weekly report covering the period between 11 and 17 of August 2015, “Israeli forces arrested 78 Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian Territory, the vast majority in the West Bank.”

In the meantime, Israeli forces handed five youths from Jenin’s villages of Romaneh and Zboba to the west, notices ordering them to appear for interrogation before the Israeli intelligence at Israel’s Salem Military Camp, west of Jenin.

In Romaneh, Zohair al-Ahmad, 21, Mohammed Mahajneh, 24, Abd al-Rahim Amour, 21, and Abd al-Rahim Abu Hammad, 24, were summoned for interrogation after forces raided their homes.

Meanwhile, forces also summoned Anas Atatra, 30, after raiding his home in Zaboba village. Forces further raided the home of Mahmoud Zndiq and interrogated all family members. However, no arrests were reported.