Israeli forces make multiple arrests in Bethlehem area

03:00 Nov 21 2011 Tuqu and Duheisha, Bethlehem district

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least six men in the West Bank early on Monday, witnesses and the army said.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli military vehicles raided the village of Tuqu, southeast of Bethlehem and Duheisha refugee camp, east of the city, detaining six men.

Khalil al-Umour, 18, and Muhammad al-Umour, 17, were arrested in Tuqu.

Muhammad Faysal Maali, 23, his brothers Fuad and Sabir, both 18, and Alaa Jamil Meiwi, 25, were detained in Duheisha, locals said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that four people were detained in the Bethlehem area, while two people were detained in Jenin and one in Qalqiliya.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces detained Tariq Qasrawi from Burqin, west of Jenin, and raided Qabatiya and Mothalath al-Shuhada villages south of Jenin.
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