Israeli Forces Arrest 14 Palestinians from West Bank Districts

HEBRON, November 20, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Thursday 14 Palestinians from West Bank districts, said local security sources and an activist.

In Hebron district, Israeli forces raided Khallet al-‘Ein and al-Dhaer to the east and south of Beit Ummar, where they arrested released prisoner Iyad, 20, and Rami Sabarna, 25, and Ayman Za‘aqiq, 29, after breaking into their houses, according to Muhammad Awad, Coordinator of the Popular Committee of Wall and Settlement.

They also handed Yousef ‘Awad, 25, a notice to appear before intelligence after breaking into his family house.

They also raided Surif town, al-Fawwar refugee camp and Deir Samet village to the northwest, south and southwest of the city respectively, where they arrested Islam al-Hadmi, brothers Akram, 18, and Baha’ al-Masalma, 19, as well as arrested Khalid Barad‘iya, Rami al-Khatib, and Khalid al-Hrub, after breaking into and ransacking their houses.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem district, forces raided al-‘Ubeidiya town to the east of the city, where they arrested Ahmad Shanayta, 35, after breaking into his house.

They also raided Umm Salamuna, where they arrested Zaidan Hayyan, 20, after breaking into his house.

Meanwhile in Jenin district, forces raided Jenin refugee camp, where they arrested ‘Abdulrahim ‘Atiq, 21, and Ahmad Jum‘a, 22, after breaking into and ransacking their families’ houses.

Soldiers also broke into a house belonging to Tamer ‘Alajma and sabotaged its furniture.


Meanwhile in Jerusalem, police raided al-Ram town to the north of the city, where they arrested Ahmad al-Shawamreh, 22, after brutally breaking and wrecking havoc into his house.

Al-Shawamra’s brother said that soldiers broke into their house at 3:00 a.m., breaking down the house doors, handcuffed all men and detained the family members in a room for more than two hours, and destroyed the contents of the house before arresting Ahmad. They also detained his brother Mohammad for hours before releasing him.