UPDATE: Israel Arrests Twenty One Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, November 18, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested early Tuesday 21 Palestinians, including three minors, from West Bank and Jerusalem, said local sources and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC).

Israeli police raided various Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem and arrested 13 Palestinians from Jerusalem.

According to PPC, police arrested Akram al-Shurafa, one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards, Taha Shawahna, who was also assaulted, Omar Abu al-Hawa, Mustafa al-Qawasmi and Ra’eda Abu Hadwan. The other eight Jerusalemites were not identified.

In Hebron, Israeli forces arrested three minors near the entrance of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron. The minors were identified as Wasim Abu Maria, 14, Ahmad al-Slaibi and ‘Abdallah Abu Maria, 15.

Forces raided several Hebron neighborhoods, set up checkpoints at the entrances of Sa‘ir and Halhul bridge to the northeast and north of Hebron, where they stopped and inspected Palestinian-registered vehicles travelling along the way and examined passengers’ ID cards.

Meanwhile in Ramallah district, four Israeli military vehicles and three troop carriers raided Silwan town to the northeast of the city, and arrested Nash’at Jum‘ah, 20, after breaking into his family’s house.

Forces also raided Bil‘in village, where they arrested Majdi Burnat, 20, Samih al-Khatib, 19, and Muhammad Yasin, 20, after breaking into and ransacking their homes.

Meanwhile in Tulkarem district, forces raided Shwaika village to the north of the city, where they arrested Ahmad Ikbariya after breaking into his family’s house.