Israel Detains Seven Palestinians, Summons Others from West Bank

HEBRON, January 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces predawn Tuesday detained seven Palestinians, including a minor, and summoned two others from Hebron and Nablus districts, said local security sources and an activist.

Israeli forces raided several Hebron neighborhoods, where they detained a Palestinian and summoned another for interrogation.

Forces detained Mahran Dandis and handed Khalil al-Qaymari a notice ordering him to appear before Israeli intelligence.

Forces detained another Palestinian during a predawn raid into the Yatta locality of al-Qaryatain, south of the city. The detainee was identified as Osama Mughannam, 28.

Forces detained another Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his family’s house in Beit ‘Awwa, west of the city. The detainee was identified as ‘Issa As-Swaiti, 22.

Furthermore, forces detained a Palestinian and summoned another during a predawn raid into Beit Ummar, north of the city.

WAFA reported on local popular committee spokesman Mohammad ‘Awad as saying that large troops stormed the Beit Ummar localities of Khalit al-‘Ayn and al-Bayyada, where they proceeded to detain ‘Amr ‘Arar, 16.

The activist explained that about 30 soldiers broke into ‘Arar’s family house, smashing the glass of the main door.

They broke into the house, shouting and pointing their rifles toward the ‘Arar family before scuffling with ‘Amr’s parents and physically assaulting his brother, Tarek, 11.

During the predawn raid, troops also handed Muhammad Ikhlail, 22, a notice ordering him to turn himself over to Israeli intelligence in Gush Etzion interrogation and detention center, after breaking into his family’s house.

They also stormed at least three other family houses belonging to Sa‘di Ikhlail and his cousins, Bader and Mufid.

Meanwhile in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, forces detained Khalid al-Shaf‘i and ‘Abdullah al-‘Aker, after storming and ransacking their family houses.

In the meantime in Jenin, forced detained a Palestinian while he was crossing an Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance of Tura village, west of the city.

The detainee was identified as Yazan Qabaha, 17.

 

 

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