Israeli forces detain at least 10 in overnight West Bank raids

06:00 Apr 1 2014 Hebron, al-Rihiya, Surif, al-Fawwar, al-Tabaq, Beita, Doura

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army detained 10 Palestinians across the West Bank in overnight raids, locals and a military spokesman said.

Israeli forces raided several neighborhoods in the Hebron district and detained six Palestinians overnight, locals told Ma'an.

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers stormed the city of Hebron and detained Amin Yusri Skafi and Zayd Majid al-Juba.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops raided the village of al-Rihiya south of Hebron and detained Ibrahim Mousa Tubasi.

A third arrest raid was carried out in Surif north of Hebron, where 24-year-old Eyhab Yousef al-Hur was detained.

In al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron, Israeli troops detained Musaab Younis Abu Hashhash, a shepherd who soldiers said had pastured his sheep too close to the nearby illegal settlement of Beit Hagai.

Additionally, Raed Badawi Abu Zaanuna was detained in al-Tabaq village south of Hebron.

An Israeli military spokesman said the army detained a total of 10 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight.


by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

[Tuesday at Dawn, April 1, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinians communities in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping 10 Palestinians in the districts of Hebron and Nablus.

Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the at-Tabaqa village, near Doura town, before kidnapping Raed Badawy Hamdan, age 30.

Hamdan is a former political prisoner who was also arrested and imprisoned by Palestinian security forces. At least 15 soldiers surrounded his home before violently breaking into and searching it.

Soldiers also invaded the Wad ash-Shajna village, south of Doura, kidnapping Azzam Mohammad Abu Arqoub, 15, after ransacking his home.

His family said that at least 30 soldiers invaded the property and violently searched it, before kidnaping him. He is a former political prisoner who was only released from a Palestinian security prison in Jericho a few days ago.

Abu Arqoub previously spent 12 years in Israeli prisons, while his brother, Ahmad, was imprisoned by Israel before being released and sent to Gaza.

Furthermore, the soldiers kidnapped a young man, identified as Natheer Nassar, from his home in Doura city.

In Hebron, soldiers kidnapped a young man identified as Zeid Majed al-Ja’ba, after breaking into his home in Abat Taffouh area, west of Hebron.

Zeid is the son of Mohammad, who was a former political prisoner and was released in exchange for being sent to Gaza.

The army also kidnapped another Palestinian identified as Amin No’man, from the same area.

In Surif town, west of Hebron, the army kidnapped Ehab Yousef al-Hour, 24, after breaking into his home and searching it.

Two more Palestinians were also kidnapped from their homes in the ar-Reehiyya area, south of Hebron.

They have been identified as Ibrahim Mousa at-Tubassy and Mos’ab Younis Abu Hashhash.

Also in Hebron, soldiers invaded the towns of Surif and Tarqoumia, the al-Fawwar refugee camp and the al-Hawouz neighborhood in Hebron city.

In Nablus district, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, soldiers invaded Beita town, south of the city, and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Hatem Ma’aly and Ahmad Ma’aly, after breaking into their homes and ransacking them in the al-Jisr area, west of the town.

The soldiers violently searched the two homes, and several other homes in the town, causing property damage and interrogating several Palestinians.

As part of daily invasions and violations, soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, installed more roadblocks, stopped and searched dozens of Palestinian cars and interrogated dozens of residents in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

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