Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians across West Bank

03:00 Mar 12 2014 Nablus, al-Ein, Yaabad, Rashayda, Qalandia,Jalazun, Beit Ula

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army detained 13 Palestinians in overnight arrest raids across the West Bank, locals and an army spokeswoman told Ma'an.

Locals said Israeli forces early Wednesday raided the al-Makhfiyya neighborhood of Nablus and detained Huthayfa Muhammad Sharida after ransacking his family home and confiscating his computer and cell phone.

Separately, Israeli forces raided al-Ein refugee camp near Nablus and detained 21-year-old Muhammad Basyuni, witnesses said.

Israeli troops also detained two Palestinian youths in Yaabad west of Jenin, locals told Ma'an.

Witnesses said that several military vehicles entered the village early Wednesday and that soldiers ransacked several homes before detaining 22-year-old Abed Abu Bakr and 23-year-old Kamil Hirzallah.

In Bethlehem Israeli troops raided al-Rashayda village in the east and detained two young men.

Head of al-Rashayda village council Fawwaz Rashayda told Ma'an that Israeli forces detained Othman Hlayyil Rashayda, 25, and his brother Bilal, 23.

An army spokeswoman told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers arrested one Palestinian in Qalqiliya, two in Yaabad, one in Nablus, one north of Nablus, one south of Nablus, two in Ramallah, one north of Ramallah, one in Qalandia refugee camp, two in al-Jalazun refugee camp, and one in Beit Ula.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.


by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

[Wednesday, March 12, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping at least nine Palestinians.

Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that the army kidnapped Issa Yousef Shahin, age 66, after breaking into his home in Emresh village, south of Doura.

Soldiers also invaded the home of Jamil Shahin, a Palestinian security officer, and searched it, causing property damage.

They also invaded Wad al-Harya neighborhood, in Hebron city, and kidnapped Tha’er Nabil Ghanayem, 18,

The army invaded various neighborhoods in the city, installing roadblocks at the entrances of Sa’ir town, north of Hebron, the Halhoul Bridge, and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the city, stopping and searching dozens of vehicles and interrogated the passengers.

Dozens of Israeli military vehicles also invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank, the al-Ein refugee camp and the al-Makhfiyya area, in the city, kidnapping three Palestinians.

Local sources have reported that the soldiers invaded the al-Makhfiyya area, west of Nablus, broke into the home of Dr. Mohammad Shareeda, and kidnapped his son Hotheifa, 21 years of age.

The soldiers also violently searched the property, and confiscated computers and a mobile phone.

One Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Basyouni, 21, was kidnapped after the soldiers invaded and searched his home in the Ein Beit al-Maa’ refugee camp, in the city.

Military choppers were seen flying over various homes and lands in Nablus, local sources said.

Another Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Suleiman Othman, age 28, was kidnapped from his home in the al-Majdal village, south of Nablus.

Several Israeli military jeeps also invaded Awarta village, south of Nablus, while the soldiers broke into and searched several homes before kidnapping one Palestinian, identified as Tha’er Majed Awwad, age 22.

Furthermore, soldiers invaded Ya’bad village, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, kidnapping two Palestinians identified as Abed Abu Bakr, 22, and Kamal Harzallah, 23.

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