JENIN, March 24, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained overnight and Monday evening nine Palestinians and physically assaulted two others across several West Bank districts, said security sources and Palestinian Prisoners Society.
Israeli forces stationed at Za‘tara military checkpoint to the south of Nablus detained a Palestinian from Qabatya, south of Jenin. Nour Addin Kmail, 19, was detained while crossing the checkpoint.
Large troops raided al-Arqa village to the west of the city, where they broke into and ransacked several houses and interrogated their owners. The owners of the houses were identified as Muhannad, Hasan, Faris and ‘Ali Yahya.
Meanwhile in the Ramallah district, forces detained a Palestinian after breaking and wrecking havoc into his house in Beitunia town. The Palestinian Prisoners Society identified the detainee as Muhammad Muhammad, 21, who is physically disabled.
In Bethlehem district, forces detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house in Artas village to the south of the city. The detainee was identified as Jum‘a al-Juju, 32, who had been detained and released only several months ago from an Israeli prison.
Two other Palestinians from al-Khader town to the south of the city were also detained Monday evening by Israeli police in Jerusalem.
Muhammad ‘Issa and Muhammad Mousa, both 22, were detained while returning from their workplace in Jerusalem to their town purportedly for working without having work permits.
Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli police detained Monday evening four Palestinians from al-Jdira, northwest of Jerusalem.
Citing hurling stones at Israeli vehicles travelling along a nearby by-pass road as a pretext, forces stormed the village, where they proceeded to detain Fathi, 18, Muhammad Barjas, 17, Mahmoud, 20, and Odeh ‘Azzam, 20, sparking confrontations with local.
While local villagers confronted Israeli soldiers and attempted to prevent them from detaining the abovementioned villagers, several locals were physically assaulted by soldiers. They were accordingly rushed into a local hospital.