Israelis Arrest Seven Palestinians in West Bank

06:00 Jan 9 2013 Beit Ummar and Beit Fajjar

HEBRON, January 9, 2013 (WAFA) –Israeli forces Wednesday arrested seven Palestinians from the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, according to local and security sources.

Spokesman of the National Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, Mohammed Awad, told WAFA that forces arrested three Palestinians age 17, 18, and 21 from Beit Ummar and Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron after raiding and searching their homes and tampering with their contents.

Israeli forces also arrested four Palestinians age 18, 24, and two 27 from the village of Beit Fajjar south of Bethlehem after raiding and searching their homes.


Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped four residents.

Palestinian security sources reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar before the soldiers violently broke into and searched several homes causing damage.

The army then kidnapped three residents identified as Osama Majidy Thawabta, 27, Saud Faisal Thawabta, 24, and Mohammad Sobhi Thawabta, 18.

Furthermore the army kidnapped Anas Hilmi Taqatqa, 27, also from Beit Fajjar; Taqatqa was ordered to head to the Etzion military and security base for interrogation, and when he did, he was taken prisoner.

On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin and in Bethlehem, after invading the two cities and searching several homes forcing the families out in the cold and the rain.

Also on Tuesday, the army broke into the home of a former Palestinian detainee, in Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, and searched the property causing damage.

The Kidnapped was identified as Nafeth Ash-Shawamra. The soldiers also searched several areas in Hebron and broke into a number of homes.

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