Israeli Forces Arrest 11 in West Bank, 2 Minors in Jerusalem

Pal children in israeli prison

HEBRON, September 21, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli army on Sunday arrested 11 Palestinians during predawn raids across the West Bank, while police, late Saturday night, arrested two minors in Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron, army forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of the city, and arrested a youth, 23, after raiding his house and sabotaging its furniture. Army raided and searched other houses in the town.

Meanwhile, forces stormed Hebron City and the nearby al-Arroub refugee camp, where they arrested two Palestinians after raiding and searching their houses. Army further stormed Yatta, to the south of Hebron, and arrested a 22-year-old after searching his brother’s house.

A 54-year-old was also arrested while he was trying to pass the Container checkpoint, north of Bethlehem, before he was led to Etzion military compound.

In the meantime, 55-year-old Zuhdi Mahfouz, from al-Arroub refugee camp, was arrested by Israeli Police while he was in Israel. He sustained a heart attack during the arrest, and was therefore transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces stormed the village of Araqa, west of Jenin, and arrested a 21-year-old, after raiding and searching his house. The forces stormed several other towns in the neighborhood, yet no arrests were reported.

Furthermore, army forces arrested a university professor after raiding his house in Nablus.

In the meantime, Israeli Police in Jerusalem arrested three youths, 20, 24 and 28 years old from al-Walja near Bethlehem, under the pretext of entering Jerusalem without obtaining a special permit.

Earlier at night, police arrested two minors in Issawiya, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, after accusing them, besides others, of setting fire to a gas station owned by Israeli settlers almost two weeks ago.


Source: WAFA