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Israeli forces storm Aida, Azza refugee camps, detain 18 in West Bank raids

03:00 Apr 11 2016 Jenin, Bethlehem, al-'Azza, Jerusalem district (Qotna village), Tell, Beit Eeba, al-Karama (Allenby) crossing, Beit Furik

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by IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers invaded, late at night Sunday, the village of Barta’a, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin city, kidnapped one Palestinian, and injured several others.

Several army vehicles invaded Barta’a village, southwest of Jenin, searched a few homes and clashed with many locals, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military jeeps.

The soldiers fired several gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets and live rounds, causing many residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers also kidnapped a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Naseef Ghawadri, 36, after invading and searching his home in the Eastern Neighborhood.
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by IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, broke into several homes and kidnapped two Palestinians in Bethlehem and three in Jerusalem. The army are summoned two Palestinians for interrogation.

The soldiers invaded the Saff Street, in the center of Bethlehem city, and kidnapped Ibrahim Ahmad Sharouf, 36, after searching his home and interrogating him and several family members.

The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and summoned Fadi Jihad al-‘Adaween, and Akram Rezeq al-Barbari, 37, for interrogation in the Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem.

Clashes took place in the camp after the soldiers invaded it; local youngsters hurled stones and empty bottles on the invading army vehicles, and the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs.

Local medics provided many Palestinians the needed treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Qotna village, searched a few homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.

Media sources said the soldiers kidnapped Mustafa al-Faqeeh, Mahdi al-Faqeeh and Mohammad al-Faqeeh, and took them to an interrogation center in Jerusalem.

Late on Sunday at night, the soldiers invaded Barta’a village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin city, kidnapped one Palestinian and injured many others.
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by IMEMC News

Palestinian media sources have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn and at night Sunday, several areas in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, searched many homes, and kidnapped at least six Palestinians.

The sources said the soldiers invaded Tal village, south of Nablus, and kidnapped Malek Bilal Eshteyya, 23, and searched many homes.

Among the invaded homes are those belonging to Omar Ahmad al-Jondi, Abdullah Khaled Silwadi, Omar Ahmad al-Hindi, Issa Yacoub Saifi, Ahmad Soud Saifi, Ashraf Mohammad Saifi, Tahseen Hussein Ramadan, and Radwan Ali Ramadan

The soldiers also invaded the homes of Soheib Ali Ramadan, who works for the Palestinian Customs Department, and Odai Ashraf Saifi, an officer with the National Security Forces, but they were not there, and the soldiers informed their families they needed to turn themselves in to the army.

In addition, the soldiers kidnapped Dirar Ja’far Thaher, after invading and searching his home in Beit Eeba village, west of Nablus.

Another Palestinian, identified as Khaled Dawabsha, 40, was kidnapped at the al-Karama Border Terminal, while heading back home from Jordan.

In addition, three Palestinians, identified as Yousef Nasasra, 19, Hasan Hussein Nasasra, 22, and Thiab Nasasra, 23, from Beit Forik village, south of Nablus, were taken prisoner at a construction site, for “entering Israel without permits.”

Also on Monday at dawn, the Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, broke into several homes, kidnapped two Palestinians in Bethlehem and three in Jerusalem, and summoned two Palestinians for interrogation.

Late on Sunday at night, the soldiers invaded Barta’a village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin city, kidnapped one Palestinian and injured many others.
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Clashes broke out overnight Sunday in the Aida and Azza refugee camps in Bethlehem between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces, during widespread Israeli army raids across the occupied West Bank in which at least 18 Palestinians were detained, including a Palestinian security officer.

Local sources said Israeli forces stormed Aida refugee camp in the southern occupied district of Bethlehem, firing gunshots and tear gas canisters, while Palestinians shouted “Allah Akbar” (God is great) and whistled at Israeli forces.

Witnesses told Ma’an masked Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers near the Abu Bakr mosque in Aida. No casualties were reported.

Israeli troops also raided the nearby Azza refugee camp firing tear gas canisters, according to eyewitnesses.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an four Palestinians were detained in the district of Bethlehem. Locals added another was issued a summons.

Israeli forces also detained Palestinian security officer Muhannad Farah Salih Barghouthi from the village of Beit Rima west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

His brother told Ma’an that Barghouthi -- an officer in the Palestinian Authority’s national security service -- was driving his private car from Jericho back to Ramallah when Israeli soldiers stopped him and took him into custody.

He added that Barghouthi was released from Israeli custody two years ago after serving an eight-year sentence.

Israeli forces also detained six other Palestinians in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, two Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, three in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and two in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to the Israeli army spokesperson.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of February.

The majority were detained in predawn detention raids carried out by the Israeli military, including in areas supposedly under full Palestinian jurisdiction according to the Oslo Accords.

Such raids often lead to clashes between locals and Israeli military forces entering their communities, regularly resulting in injury and sometimes death of Palestinian residents.


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Mohammad Naseef Ghawadri, 36, detained 4/11/2016
Ibrahim Ahmad Sharouf, 36, detained 4/11/2016
Fadi Jihad al-‘Adaween, and Akram Rezeq al-Barbari, 37, summoned for interrogation 4/11/2016
Mustafa al-Faqeeh, Mahdi al-Faqeeh and Mohammad al-Faqeeh detained 4/11/2016
Malek Bilal Eshteyya, 23, detained 4/10;2016
Omar Ahmad al-Jondi, Abdullah Khaled Silwadi, Omar Ahmad al-Hindi, Issa Yacoub Saifi, Ahmad Soud Saifi, Ashraf Mohammad Saifi, Tahseen Hussein Ramadan, and Radwan Ali Ramadan's homes invaded 4/11/2016
Dirar Ja’far Thaher detained 4/11/2016
Khaled Dawabsha, 40, detained 4/11/2016
Yousef Nasasra, 19, Hasan Hussein Nasasra, 22, and Thiab Nasasra, 23, detained 4/11/2016
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