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West Bank: At least 26 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

03:00 Aug 26 2015 Salem, Azmout, Awarta, Deir al-Hatab, Husan, Beit Ta'mir

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by IMEMC News & Agencies

Israeli forces kidnapped, on Wednesday, 32 Palestinians citizens in several cities and villages across the occupied West Bank.

Families reported that forces took six Palestinians in Nablus, three in Bethlehem, two in Ramallah, and one in Jericho.

A rights group said that soldiers stormed the village of Salem and arrested six Palestinians, according to Days of Palestine.

Relatives of the detainees said that forces stole money and jewelry from the house during the raids.

Soldiers also raided the village of Azmout and abducted four young Palestinian men.

During the raid on Azmout, witnesses said, soldiers damaged a private vehicle belonging to Abdul-Jalil Salah, after ransacking his home.

Israeli forces also raided the village of Awarta, east of Nablus, and abducted two Palestinian citizens.

Palestinian sources said that forces additionally detained eight Palestinians in the village of Husan, to the west of Bethlehem.
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by IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, the town of Husan, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians after invading, and violently searching their homes.

Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Rafat Hamamra, 20, Rayyan Eyad Hamamra, 20, Mohammad Jamil Sabateen, 20, Omar Majed Hamamra, 20, Mohammad Hasan Hamamra, 19, Saqer Ibrahim Hamamra, 22, his brother Mohammad, 20, Ghassan Mohammad Hamamra, 20, Amir Mohammad Za’oul, Meras Mohammad Sabateen, and Mahmoud Hamamra.

The sources said the army also invaded various areas in Bethlehem city, and clashed with scores of Palestinians, including in the Manger Square area in the heart of Bethlehem.
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RAMALLAH, August 26, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces early Wednesday detained 26 Palestinians and seized an unidentified amount of cash and jewelry from others in Nablus and Bethlehem, said security sources.

Israeli forces raided the Nablus village of Salem, where they detained six Palestinians after breaking into houses. The detainees were identified as ʻAbdul-Salam ʻIssa, Hilmi Karari, Rafiʻ and Thamin Ratib, Ahmad ‘Abed and Ghasab Jabbara.

They also raided ‘Azmut village to the east of the city, where they detained four Palestinians after breaking into houses. The detainees were identified as ‘Ala and Mahdi Thabet as well as Shawqi and Khalil ‘Alawneh.

They also raided ‘Awarta village to the south of the city, where they detained two Palestinians after storming and ransacking their houses. The two detainees were identified as ‘Ali ‘Abdat and Majdi Qawariq.

Israeli soldiers also raided Deir al-Hatab village, where they stormed two houses and detained the owners, who were identified to the media as Salman and Muhannad ‘Amran. During the pre-dawn raids, forces reportedly seized an unidentified amount of cash and jewelry.

Meanwhile in Bethlehem district, forces raided Husan village to the west of the city, where they detained 11 Palestinians, including eight members of the Hamamreh family, after storming their houses.

The eight members of the Hamamreh were identified as Muhammad, 20, Rayyan, 20, Omar, 20, Muhammad, 19, as well as two brothers, Saqer, 22, and Muhammad, 20, Ghassan, 20, and Mahmoud.

Israeli forces also detained other three Palestinians identified as Majd, 20, and Miras Sabatin as well as Amir Z‘oul. Several other Bethlehem areas were raided, including Manger Square, triggering clashes with local Palestinians. No injuries were reported during clashes however.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers detained Anwar Dnoun, 33, from the village of Beit Ta’amar to the east of Bethlehem, after breaking into and searching his home. They also handed Hassan Shawka, 25, a notice ordering him to appear before the Israeli intelligence at Gush Etzion settlement bloc.

Furthermore, two minor Palestinian detainees were physically assaulted by Israeli forces in the Israeli detention and interrogation center of Etzion to the south of the city.

Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee attorney Hussein al-Sheikh told WAFA that Israeli forces Tuesday evening raided the Hebron refugee camp of al-‘Arrub, where they proceeded to detain Ihab Abu Maria, 17, and ‘Abdul-Karim al-Titi, 18, after breaking into and wrecking havoc to the houses.

Soldiers handcuffed and assaulted the detainees using their rifles’ butts. The detainees will be brought before the Ofer military court on Thursday purportedly for hurling stones at Israeli vehicles. They could be sentenced up to 20 years in jail if charged with throwing stones at the armed Israeli soldiers.

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ʻAbdul-Salam ʻIssa, Hilmi Karari, Rafiʻ and Thamin Ratib, Ahmad ‘Abed and Ghasab Jabbara detained 8/26/2015
ohammad Rafat Hamamra, 20, Rayyan Eyad Hamamra, 20, Mohammad Jamil Sabateen, 20, Omar Majed Hamamra, 20, Mohammad Hasan Hamamra, 19, Saqer Ibrahim Hamamra, 22, his brother Mohammad, 20, Ghassan Mohammad Hamamra, 20, Amir Mohammad Za’oul, Meras Mohammad
‘Ala Thabet, Mahdi Thabet, Shawqi and Khalil ‘Alawneh detained 8/26/2015 detained 8/26/2015
Ali ‘Abdat and Majdi Qawariq detained 8/26/2015
Salman and Muhannad ‘Amran detained 8/26/2015
Hassan Shawka, 25, summoned for interrogation 8/26/2015
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