Israeli Forces Assault Palestinian, Arrest Five and Raid Villages in West Bank

12:00 Aug 28 2011 Beit Furik checkpoint, and Alma'ajeen neighborhood, Nablus

WEST BANK, August 28, 2011(WAF) – Israeli occupation forces arrested on Sunday five Palestinians in Nablus, assaulted another on Qalandia checkpoint and raided Alyamoon, a village west of Jenin, according to local sources.

Palestinian police said that Israeli forces arrested five Palestinians while passing Beit Furik checkpoint, east of Nablus, in a statement issued by the public relations and media department.

The statement said that the Israeli forces severely beat Palestinian Ashraf Abu Rahmeh from Bil'in, a village west of Ramallah, while he was on Qalandia checkpoint, north Jerusalem. He sustained bruises and cuts and he was transferred to the hospital to receive medical treatment.

Local sources in Nablus city said that Israeli forces raided Alma’ajeen, a neighborhood northwest of Nablus city, and arrested Adel Dwekat, 25, from one of the buildings.

In a related matter, the occupation forces raided Alyamoon village, west of Jenin, and took one of the newly built houses as a military base. The Israeli soldiers searched the area and retreated without any incidents.
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