Update: Israeli Forces Detain 46 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

WEST BANK, October 28, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 46 Palestinians, including minors,  were detained by the Israeli authorities late Tuesday night and Wednesday from across the West Bank districts, including Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

At least 27 Palestinians were detained during a large-scale detention campaign conducted by Israeli army soldiers across the Hebron area.

In Hebron city, the army detained 15 Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes, including Mustafa Shawar, chairman of the Palestinian Scholars Association.

The other 14 were identified as Nedal al-Qawasmi, Ayman al-Junedi, anti-settlement activist Mohammad Zughayer, Ubaida al-Rajabi, 20, ex-detainees Zaid al-Qawasmi, Khaled Hajajreh and Mohammad Mesk, in addition to Derar Abu-Menshar, Iyad Shabaneh, Subhi Omar, Jalal Shweki, , Ammar al-Batsh, Belal Abdel-Aziz, and Fayez Mesk.

In Hebron’s al-Arroub refugee camp, army forces detained Mohammad al-Laqta, Majed al-Titi, and Adam Abu-Khiran, in addition to two brothers identified as Shamekh and Abdul-Karim Titi,

Forces also raided the nearby town of Dora, where they detained Hazem Abu-Zneid and Zakaria al-Qiq.

Army also stormed the nearby towns of Bani Na’im, Surif and Yatta, where they detained Hazem Tarayrah, Fadi Tarayrah, Mohammad Hadoush, and Sakhr Hammad.

Forces further raided the home of local Mousa al-Badawi from al-Manar, an area located between Hebron’s towns of Beit Fajjar and al-Aroub Refugee Camp, where they took over the rooftop and turned it into a military outpost.

This came several hours before another Palestinian from the Hebron town of Beit Ummar was detained at an interrogation center.

Muhammad ‘Awad, 38, was detained after he turned himself to Israeli intelligence in Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s club (PPC), at least 300 Palestinians were detained from the Hebron area since the beginning of violent unrest across the West Bank on October 1, 2015.

Meanwhile in the Jerusalem area, Israeli police detained at least 13 Palestinians, including two women and minors.

Local sources said the police broke into Ras al-Amoud neighborhood and detained a woman identified as Jihad Ghazzawi. Ghazzawi was detained numerous times before from inside al-Aqsa mosque compound for attempting to fend off settlers’ provocative visits into the compound. She has been repeatedly banned from entering the compound and fined more than once.

Police also detained a mother of five identified as 42-year-old Ghada Odet-Allah, from Shuafat neighborhood, after she was summoned by the Israeli intelligence for interrogation.

Yesterday, Israeli media posted a picture of Odet-Allah on Facebook and accused her of plotting to carry out an attack on Israeli targets, where they called on the Israeli public to help find her.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces stormed the nearby village of Hazma and detained four Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Salah-Eddin, Salah Askar, Abduallah Bassam, and Khaled Abu-Khalil.

Police forces further stormed the neighborhood of Silwan in Jerusalem, where they detained Sulaiman al-A’awar, Ibrahim Abdel-Razeq, 14, Mohammad al-Natsheh, 16, Aziz Asaliya, 16, and Bahaa al-Buzlamit, 19.

Police also detained Suhaib Ghassan Idrees, 14, and Suhaib Atef Idrees, 14, from the neighborhood of al-Thawri.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem, Israeli army detained a Palestinian youth, identified as Mohammad Zeyadeh, 20, and handed another a summon notice to appear for interrogation at nearby Gush Etzion military complex.

Meanwhile, the army late Tuesday night detained 37-year-old Jamal Rabay’a, from al-Abidiya village near Bethlehem, as he attempted to cross through the Container Israeli checkpoint at Bethlehem-Hebron road.

In the meantime, Israeli forces raided the town of Beit Furik, south of Nablus, and detained two Palestinians. They were identified as Emad and Yazan Hanani, both aged 21.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinians from Jenin at Huwwara and Za’tara Israeli military checkpoints, south of Nablus. The two were identified as Maher Sabbah, 26, and Fathi al-Sanouri, 30.

 

 

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