After Killing 3 Palestinians near Hebron, Army Arrests 13 from Area

HEBRON, November 27, 2013 (WAFA) – After killing three Palestinians in Yatta, south of Hebron, on Tuesday evening, the Israeli army carried out early Wednesday wide search and arrest campaign in Hebron and area towns, according to security sources.

A special army unit killed Muhammad Nairoukh, from Hebron, and Mahmoud Najjar and Mousa Makhamreh, from Yatta, in an operation the army said aimed at a group that was planning attacks in Israel.

Soldiers opened fire at a car in Yatta killing two people and later killed a third during a search of the area. The three are expected to be buried Wednesday.

Following the operation, soldiers raided Yatta and arrested six people related to the two Yatta residents killed in the army operation.

Soldiers also raided several neighborhoods in Hebron and arrested five people.

In Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, soldiers arrested two 17-year-old Palestinians after searching their homes and assaulting the family of one them, according to Muhammad Awad, an activist with the Popular Committee against Settlements.