JERUSALEM, September 15, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli army and police on Thursday arrested nine Palestinians, including minors, as well as beat up two others during predawn raids in Jerusalem and in the West Bank districts of Hebron and Bethlehem, according to local and security sources.
In Jerusalem, police arrested two teenagers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood district of Silwan after beating them up. They were identified as Mohammad Abbasi and Mahmoud Boja, both 18 years old.
Meanwhile, police broke through Shuafat, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where they arrested Mohammad Mehesen and Laith Husseini, both 15. An Israeli court ruled to extend their detention term after they had been subjected to a night-long interrogation at a police station.
Meanwhile in Hebron district, army forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron City, and arrested 26-year-old Issa Ali Awad, a goalkeeper with Beir Ummar football team, in addition to two others, 18 and 26 years old.
During the raid, soldiers broke into several houses and set checkpoints in the town and in nearby areas.
Coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in the town, Mohammad Awad, said at least 19 residents of Beit Ummar were arrested since the beginning of September, including eight minors under the age of 18.
Meanwhile in Bethlehem, army arrested two youths, 30 and 23, after raiding and searching their houses, while also handed summons to another younth, 20, to appear for interrogation at the nearby Gush Etzion military complex, reported security sources.
The sources said Israeli soldiers assaulted and severely beat up two Palestinians, 25 and 26, during the offensive on Bethlehem.