Israel Arrests Six Palestinians in Jerusalem and Hebron, Summons Three for Interrogation

JERUSALEM, November 25, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Tuesday and Monday night six Palestinians, including a minor, from Jerusalem and Hebron areas as well as summoned three others for interrogation, said local witnesses and security sources.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested Secretary-General of Fatah in Jerusalem District ‘Adnan Ghaith and his brother after breaking into and ransacking their houses in Silwan town.

Police arrested Ghaith and broke into his house in a brutal manner, said Fatah Spokesperson Ahmad ‘Assaf, who slammed the arrest as “part of the policy of escalation, violence and terrorism pursued by Israeli occupation authorities, particularly in occupied East Jerusalem.”

Several hours earlier, Police also arrested Naser al-Shawish, a minor, and Husam ‘Alami, 19, after severely assaulting them in Khan al-Zait Market and Bab al-Rahma cemetery in the Old City of Jerusalem, respectively.

They also arrested Monday evening another Palestinian young man for allegedly stabbing a settler near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.

Police also broke into many Palestinians’ houses across Jerusalem district and handed three Palestinians orders to appear before the intelligence for interrogation.

Police broke into al-Hashlamon family’s house in ‘Aqabat al-Saraya in the Old City, where they handed a family member, a woman, a notice to appear before intelligence.

They also broke into al-Shayukhi family’s house in Silwan town, where they handed Su‘ad al-Shayukhi, who had been imprisoned in Israeli jails, a notice to appear before intelligence.

They also broke into Jaber family’s house in al-Eizariya town to the east of the city, where they handed Mousa Jaber a notice for his son Ragheb, 16, to appear before the intelligence.

Meanwhile in Hebron district, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance of al-Arrub refugee camp to the north of the city arrested Deya’ Abu Hashhash.

They also closed the al-Container checkpoint set up at the northern entrance of Ash-Shuhada Street, while allowing only Palestinian teachers, students and disabled persons to cross it.

They also raided several neighborhoods in the city, set up roadblocks at the entrance of Sa‘ir, stopping and inspecting vehicles with Palestinian registration plates and examining passengers’ ID cards.