Israeli Forces Arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank, Suffocation Cases, Bullet Wound Reported

BETHLEHEM, December 3, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday arrested 16 Palestinians, including 10 teenagers, from across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, while many Palestinians suffocated by Israeli tear gas and one was shot and injured during an Israeli forces’ raid on a refugee camp in Nablus, according to local and security sources.

In the village of T’aqou to the north of Bethlehem, Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians, including 10 teenagers, all of whom range between the ages of 13 and 16, from al-Amour family. They were identified as Ammar Yasir, Lo’ay, Mousa Mahmoud, Ala’a, Ammar Nasri, Ahmad, Motaaz, Mousa Jawdat, Ahmad Mahmoud, and Qosai, in addition to 20-year-old Mohammad Samir.

Three arrests were made in the Hebron area; forces arrested Moayad abu Tabikh, 21, after raiding and searching his family’s home located in the town of al-Samou to the south of the city of Hebron, while two other Palestinians, who were identified as Rajih Abu Ajmyeh, 42, and Yamin Khashan, 22, were arrested in al-Fawwar refugee camp after raiding and searching several homes in the area.

Meanwhile, Israeli police arrested two Palestinians from Jabal al-Mukaber to the southeast of the city of Jerusalem, after raiding and searching their families’ houses. They were identified as Fadi Abdo and Jamal Abu Teer, both in their late twenties.

Meanwhile in Nablus, several Palestinians suffered from tear gas suffocation, while a youth was shot and injured with rubber coated steel bullet in the foot during an Israeli army raid on Askar refugee camp.