Israeli Forces Detain Seven Palestinians, Storm Houses across West Bank

JENIN, March 7, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight and Sunday evening detained seven Palestinians during predawn raids into a number of West Bank districts, said security sources.

Forces detained three Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their family houses during separate raids into Arraba town and Kufr Ra’i village, south and west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad Shibani, 43, Muhammad Abdul-Khaleq, 22, from Arraba and Jamal al-Sayyed from Kufr Ra’i.

Meanwhile in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, forces detained two Palestinian children from al-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron city.

The detainees were identified as Hamza al-Titi, 15, and Muhammad al-Mizyen, 15.

To the north of Hebron, in Bethlehem, a Palestinian was detained after he turned himself to intelligence in Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

The detainee was identified as Mahmoud Salah, 24, from al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city.

This came a day after troops stationed on al-Container military checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, handed him a notice ordering him to appear before intelligence.

Furthermore, forces stormed and ransacked several houses during a predawn raid into Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

WAFA reported head of Husan village council, Hasan Hamamreh, as saying that clashes broke out following the raid during which forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at villagers.

No injuries were reported.

To the north of Bethlehem, in Ramallah district, forces detained Shadi al-Rimawi, 20, during a predawn raid into Beit Rima, a village northwest of Ramallah city.