Locals: Israeli forces detain 9 across West Bank

03:00 Jul 9 2012 Kafr Malik, Jenin, Azzun, Jannateh, Salfit, Burqin, Al Majd

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Local officials said Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians throughout the West Bank overnight.

According to local police, Ahmad Hassan Abed Al Azziz Baarat and Mohammad Adel Gamaat, both aged 17, were seized from Kafr Malik town near Ramallah.

Israeli forces detained three Palestinian youth in Jenin, named as Mohammad Ghanem, 22, Sami Mohammad Ghanem 20, and Walid Ali Qasem Murtada, 22.

In Azzun, near Qalqiliya, soldiers detained Mohammad Samer Abu Haniyeh 20, and Imad Yasser Abed Al Kareem Hussien.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Mousa from Jannateh, near Bethlehem and Rabee Ayman Hassan Baker, 20, from Salfit, were also detained, officials said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed two detentions in Kafr Malik, but said she was only aware of two other arrests overnight, one Palestinian in Burqin near Jenin, and another in Al-Majd near Hebron.


The occupation arrests 8 citizens in the West Bank today

JENIN, (PIC) -- The IOF arrested on Monday July 9 eight citizens from different districts of the West Bank claiming that they are "wanted" by the intelligence.

Hebrew sources said that the occupation soldiers broke into houses in Jenin, al-Khalil, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Qalqilya and searched them before arresting eight citizens.

Local sources from Jenin also told the PIC reporter that more than a dozen military vehicles raided today the town of Burkin where they searched and broke into houses of citizens before arresting a number of the residents and transferring them to an unknown destination.

Meanwhile, the occupation soldiers were present in large numbers in the town's streets, and transferred the detainees to interrogation centers under the pretext of being "wanted" by the intelligence.

The occupation forces also broke into the neighboring Hashemiya village and set up a checkpoint at its entrance, and stormed wadi Burkin, the regions adjacent to Jenin Refugee camp and Kafert village, where no arrests had been reported.

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