Israel detains 11 Hamas lawmakers in West Bank

12:00 Jul 14 2014 Idhna, Dura, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Hebron, Salfit

SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday detained eleven Hamas lawmakers in Nablus, Jenin and Salfit, security officials said.

Hamas lawmaker Daoud Abu Sir was detained in Nablus, together with An-Najah university professor Abdul Sattar Qasim.

Omar Abdul-Raziq, a Hamas and PLC member, was detained in Salfit.

Seven Israeli military vehicles stormed the Hebron town of Idhna and detained lawmaker Muhammad Mutliq Abu Juheisha, while Nayif Rajoub was detained in Dura.

Riyad al-Imlah was detained in Nablus, Khalid Said al-Dahbour in Jenin, Riyad Radad and Fathi al-Qaraawi in Tulkarem, Fadel Hamdan in Ramallah, and Muhammad al-Tall in Hebron.

Professor at al-Najah University Abdulsattar Qassem from Hebron was also detained early Monday.

The number of Palestinian lawmakers being held by Israel is now 34, 23 of whom had been arrested since mid-June.

At least 10 other Palestinians were detained in overnight arrest raids in Hebron.

The detainees were named by locals as Ulayyan Khader al-Qawasmi, Tamir Fawwaz al-Tawil, Anwar Suleiman al-Joulani, Tariq al-Tawil, Arafat al-Qawasmi, Jaafar al-Qawasmi and Wahib Walid Natshah, Adnan al-Zarou, and Anwar Abdul-Rahim al-Joulani.

In June, Israel launched a campaign aimed at crushing Hamas after it blamed the group for kidnapping and killing three Israeli youths.

Hamas categorically denied any involvement in the incident.

Over 600 Palestinians were detained during the campaign, including ex-prisoners and those released in a 2011 exchange deal.

Over 170 of those detained have been sentenced to administrative detention and Israeli forces killed at least six during arrest raids.

by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, different Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped 11 legislators, and several other Palestinians.

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Professor Ibrahim Abdul-Sattar Qassem, a prominent intellectual and a professor at the Najah University in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahrar added the soldiers also kidnapped former Finance Minister, Legislator Dr. Omar Abdul-Razeq, from Salfit in central West Bank, and Legislators Daoud Abu Sier and Riyadh al-’Omla Qablan, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.

In Jenin and Tulkarem Districts, in northern part of occupied West Bank, soldiers kidnapped legislators Khaled Sa’id and Ibrahim Dahbour (Jenin), in addition to legislator Riyadh Raddad and Fathi al-Qar’awy in Tulkarem.

Legislator Fadel Hamdan was also kidnapped in the central West Bank district of Ramallah.

In Hebron, in southern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped legislators Mohammad Abu Jheisha, Mohammad At-Till, and Nayef Rajoub.

Soldiers also kidnapped several Palestinians in Hebron, and took them to a nearby military base.

Some of the kidnapped in Hebron have been identified as Arafat al-Qawasmi, Ja’far al-Qawasmi, Waheeb Walid an-Natsha, Bashar Hassouna, Ammar Sharif, Anwar Abdul-Rahim al-Joulani, 25, and Adnan az-Zaro, 34.

Soldiers detonated main doors of many homes in Hebron, before invading and searching them, causing excessive property damage.

In Bethlehem, soldiers kidnapped Mahmoud Kamel Sabah, Mohannad Nasser Sabah from Teqoua’ village and Mahmoud Hussein Zawahra from al-Ma’sara village.

Dozens of Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation in Hebron, while many were shot by live rounds and rubber-coated metal bullets, in clashes in Hebron, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, Salfit and Ramallah.

Muhammad Mutliq Abu Juheisha detained July 14, 2014
Nayif Rajoub detained July 20, 2014
Daoud Abu Sir, Riyad al-Imlahl, and Abdul Sattar Qasim detained July 14, 2014
Khalid Said al-Dahbour detained July 14, 2014
Riyad Radad, Fathi al-Qaraawi detained July 14, 2014
Fadel Hamdan detained July 14, 2014
Muhammad al-Tall detained July 14, 2104
Omar Abdul-Raziq detained July 14, 2104
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