UPDATE: Israel Arrests Nine Palestinians in West bank, Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM, October 20, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Sunday arrested five Palestinians from the West Bank, in addition to four Palestinians, including a minor, from the Jerusalem area, according to local and security sources.

They told WAFA that forces arrested three Palestinians, including a 15-year-old from the Bethlehem area.

Forces at dawn raided al-Dhesheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, while firing tear gas and acoustic canisters towards the residents before arresting 24-year-old Mahmoud Ayyad.

The rest were arrested from the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem after raiding and searching their homes.

In Jericho, forces arrested two Palestinian ex-detainees after beating them up, according to their families. They were taken to an unknown location.

Israeli police arrested four Palestinians from the Jerusalem area; 14-year-old Mahmoud Da’ana, from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, was arrested under the pretext of “attacking and smashing the glass of a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler.

Meanwhile, Israeli police, late Saturday, arrested three Palestinians from the old town of Jerusalem after they were attacked by settlers; Israeli special police units arrived at the scene and arrested the Palestinians but not the settlers.