Israel Arrests 11 Palestinians in West Bank, including Three Minors

06:00 Jan 26 2012 al-Minya, Tuqu (Taqoa), Tulkarem, Herbron, and al-Samu (Samou) villages

WEST BANK, January 26, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday arrested 11 Palestinians across the West Bank, including three minors, according to local sources.

In the Bethlehem area south of the West Bank, soldiers arrested three Palestinian minors, two of them 14 years old and the third 17, from the village of al-Minya after searching their homes.

They also arrested three people from the village of Taqoa, near Bethlehem.

Soldiers also arrested two brothers and a third Palestinian from al-Samou, south of Hebron, and took them away.

Another Palestinian was arrested in Hebron, said the sources, after the soldiers had beat him up before taking him into custody.

In addition, one Palestinian from the Tulkarm area in the north of the West Bank was arrested.


BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained six people on Thursday across the West Bank, Israel's army and Palestinian security sources said.

Security sources told Ma'an that Ahmad Kawaziya, Naseem Mohammad Kawaziya and Ghareeb Amjad Kawaziya were detained from Tuqu village, south of Bethlehem.

One man was also arrested in Tulkarem and two others were detained in al-Samu village, south of Hebron.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said they were taken for security questioning.

Around 40 percent of Palestinian men living in the occupied territories have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives, Palestinian Authority reports indicate.
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