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Israeli Occupation Detains 21 Palestinians in Unceasing West Bank Arrests

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JENIN, May 5, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained early Tuesday 21 Palestinians from multiple West Bank districts, said security sources.

Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from Jenin district and two others from Hebron and Bethlehem districts.

Israeli forces stormed the Jenin neighborhood of al-Almaniya, where they proceeded to detain a Palestinian. He was identified as Majd ‘Arouk, 23.

They also stormed Jenin refugee camp, where they detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house among other houses. The detainee was identified as Ayman al-Rakh, 35.

During the raid, forces further broke into a sewing workshop belonging to the family of Hisham al-Rukh; who had lost one of their family members after he was shot dead by forces, tampering with its contents and seizing its surveillance cameras.

They also broke into several houses belonging to Amjad ‘Arqawi as well as the families of Fida’, Yousef, Muhammad and Ahmad Abu Qandil, detonating their main door, forcing members of their families into one room and interrogating them.

It is worth noting that Fida had been shot dead by forces and Yousef is already detained in an Israeli detention center.

Meanwhile in Hebron, forces detained a Palestinian after breaking and wreaking havoc into his house in Karma village in Dura town to the south of the city. The detainee was identified as Ashraf Abu Sheikha.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers from the nearby settlement of ‘Kiryat Araba‘’ attacked a Palestinian house in Wadi al-Hasin, the Hasin valley, to the east of the city, hurling stones and empty glass bottles at it and attempted to break into it before local residents finally fended off the assault. The owner of the house was identified as Kayed Da‘na.

Forces stormed several other Hebron neighborhoods as well as Idhna and Yatta towns and set up checkpoints at the northern entrance of the city as well as the entrances of both Halhul and Sa‘ir towns, where they stopped and inspected passing Palestinian registered vehicles and examined passengers’ identity cards, causing traffic jams.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem district, soldiers stationed at the inspection point of al-Karamah crossing with Jordan Jordan, also known as Allenby Bridge, detained a Palestinian while travelling from Jordan back to his hometown of Taqou‘ to the east of Bethlehem. The detainee was identified as Salim Sabbah, 63, who was transferred to the Israeli detention center of Ofer near Ramallah.

Forces also broke into a house belonging to Muhammad Yaghmour in Beit Jala city. Nobody was reportedly detained during the raid.

They also stormed Husan village to the west of the city, where they detained a Palestinian minor for an hour. The minor was identified as ‘Ali Hamamra, 6.

Meanwhile, israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians from Ramallah, five others from Nablus, two others from Jenin district and two others from Hebron and Bethlehem districts. Israeli forces stormed Birzeit town to the north of Ramallah, where they proceeded to detain 12 Palestinians, including at least nine undergraduate students enrolled in Birzeit University. The detainees were identified as Bilal Yalo, ‘Abdul-Rahman and Muhammad N. Al-Sheikh, Muhammad Ghanem, Khalil Salman, Fadi Washaha, Ahmad Mhanna, Basel Jamil, Amjad Samhan, as well as three others who were not identified.

Meanwhile in Nablus, forces raided Bita village to the south of the city, where they detained two Palestinians after breaking into their houses. The detainees were identified as ‘Odeh and Khaldon Hamayel. They also broke into ‘Aqraba town to the southeast of the city, where they detained Ahmad Yousef after breaking into his house. They also detained another Palestinian from the city of Nablus. He was identified as Muhammad Turkman. Meanwhile, another Palestinian, whose identity was not identified, from Qabalan town to the south of the city was also arrested.

 

K.F./T.R.

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