Israel Arrests 11 Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, November 24, 2014 (WAFA) – At least 11 Palestinians Monday were arrested during predawn raids by the Israeli police and army in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

In the Jerusalem area, Israeli police arrested two Palestinians after raiding their homes in the town of Issawiya, north of Jerusalem. They were identified as Mahmoud Dari and Udai Ori.

In the meantime, police stormed the neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber and arrested two Palestinian youths after raiding their families’ homes. They were identified as Zeid Khalayleh, 22, and Omar Hejazi, 21.

Police also arrested Hassan Khalfawi, 18, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and Majd Gheith, a local resident of the nearby neighborhood of Silwan.

Meanwhile in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli army broke into the town of Beit Awwa, to the west of the city, and arrested Waleed Abu al-Galasi, Yousef al-Jamal, and Udai Masalmeh. They were lead to an unknown destination.

Forces further set checkpoints across several neighborhoods in Hebron district, checking identify cards of passengers and drivers and causing a traffic jam.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, army stormed the city in the predawn hours and arrested Adel Dweikat, 26, a local resident, after stroming his family‘s home.

Meanwhile, army broke into the city of Bethlehem and arrested a Palestinian after raiding and searching his house. He was identified as Tharwat Hamamreh, 29.

Army handed another resident of the city a summon notice to refer to the Israeli intelligence in Gush Etzion settlement bloc for interrogation.

Meanwhile on Sunday, forces arrested a young mother of a toddler at a military checkpoint placed at the entrance of Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem area, for allegedly attempting to stab a soldier. She was released later after hours of interrogation.