Israel Detains 20 Palestinians in West Bank

HEBRON, January 4, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli army forces Monday detained at least 20 Palestinians, mostly during predawn and night raids across the West Bank districts, said local and security sources.

In Hebron, Israeli troops detained at least four Palestinians after raiding their homes and searching their homes.

The detainees were identified as Mohammad Jabari, 39, Abdul-Hafiz Jabari, 30, and Munther Rajabi, 18.

Israeli army also stormed the nearby town of Beit Ummar, where they detained two Palestinians, Muhannad Barbarawi, and Muhannad Abu-Ayyash, 19. Forces also summoned two Palestinian minors from Beit Ummar for interrogation.

Another Palestinian, Azhar Mahariq, 21, was also reportedly detained by the Israeli army in Hebron.

Meanwhile in Tubas, north east of the West Bank, Israeli troops broke into Faraa refugee camp and detained four Palestinians, identified as Ra’fat Abul-Hassan, 24, Qais Madi, 25, Mohammad Bayadseh, 23, and Rabee Shawish, 24.

In Nablus, the Israeli army broke into the village of Tell and detained two Palestinians, identified as Abdur-Rahmad Shtayyeh and Majd Shtayyeh.

Forces further stormed the village of Barta’a, to the southwest of Jenin, and detained 46-year-old Abdul-Wahhab Qabaha, after raiding his house and a commercial store of his own in the village.

The army also reportedly detained two other Palestinians at Barta’a checkpoint. They were identified as Mo’nes Qabaha, 28, and Baraa Jad, 26.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained three Palestinians while they were attempting to cross Jaba checkpoint, east of the city. They were identified as Ghassan Assi, Nour Shaalbi, and Mohammad Talhami.

Army forces also detained Hamza Masri in Bethlehem and Mohammad Ebeid, 24, in Ramallah.

Army further summoned seven Palestinians from Beit Fajjar, a village near Bethlehehm, to appear for interrogation.