Arrest Wave Targets 23 Palestinians in West Bank

03:00 Nov 30 2011 Jenin, Tubas, Beit Fourik, al-Koum

The Israeli army conducted a widespread arrest campaign on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, resulting in the arrests of 23 Palestinians aged between 15 to 67.

Nine of the arrested Palesetinians were from Jenin. Secure sources told Palestinian government news wire Wafa that the soldiers arrested Ahmed Saleh Abu Mashhour, 67, Nasser Abdulafo Abu Aziz, 55, Abdullah Afif Zakarna, 44, Silah Abdullah Zoghaibi, 50, Samah Abdullah Zoghaibi, 45, Zaher Nafes Abu Sakha, 48, Zuhair Ra’oof Zoghaibi, 61, Fada’ Ra’oof Zoghaibi, 48, Alem Sami Masad, 44, and Mohammed Abu Sharar Abu al-Haija’, 36.

In the northern West Bank city of Tubas, Israeli troops arrested 35-year-old Ashraf Muhye al-Deen Hamama during a midnight home raid, while in Bethlehem, two teens were arrested and taken to unknown locations: Zaid Mohammed Ali al-Hreimi , 17, and Mohammed Atef Abu Aker, 15. The house raids included a “huge military unit,” according to local sources reporting to the Palestinian government news wire Wafa.

An Israeli military raid in Beit Fourik, west of Nablus, ended with the arrests of Sajid Abdullatif Miletat, 40, Ayman Aref Haj Mohammed, 44, and Yousif Mohammed Yousif Abu Ghalmi, 38, while troops detained Munthir Mohammed Abu Atwan, age unknown, in the village of Dura near Hebron as well.

On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers arrested a 23-year-old girl, Ola Ahmed Hassan al-Rajoub of al-Koum village near Hebron, in front of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City. Her brother Jaber said she was taken to the settlement of Kiryat Arba for interrogation, but no reason was given for her arrest.
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