Israeli Forces Arrest 32 in West Bank and Jerusalem


JERUSALEM, August 4, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli military and police forces arrested on Monday 32 Palestinians, including minors, in Jerusalem and West Bank areas, according to local and security sources.

In Jerusalem, police arrested 12 Palestinians in the aftermath of confrontations which erupted last night between police and angry protesters, who took to the streets in protest of the ongoing Israeli military onslaught on Gaza.

Meanwhile in Ramallah, Israeli forces arrested five Palestinian teenagers, ages 12, 15, 17, 16 and 17, from the village of Mazra’a Ash-Sharqiya while they were passing through Nablus-Ramallah highway, reported the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

Meanwhile in the village of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, Israeli army arrested three Palestinian brothers aged 25, 30, and 31 after storming and searching several homes during a predawn raid on the village, reported Mohammad Awad, coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in the village.

Army forces also arrested three local residents, 30, 20 and 21, in the Hebron City neighborhood of Khallat al-Ein.

In the meantime, army arrested three people aged 21, 25, and 27 in the town of Qabatiya to the south of Jenin  after raiding their homes.

Meanwhile in the nearby village of Um-Ar-Rihan, Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian brothers, ages 27 and 25, while they were trying to pass a nearby military checkpoint, reported the village mayor, Bilal Zaid. He said the two brothers were handcuffed by the soldiers, who opened live fire, aiming just above their head before arresting them.

Israeli army further arrested two youngsters, 18 and 20, in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching their houses.

Soldiers also arrested two Palestinians after raiding their homes in the village of Bedia, in Salfit Governorate, during a predawn raid on the village.


Source: WAFA