Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians in predawn raids across the West Bank

03:00 Aug 16 2017 Tulkarem, Hebron and Jenin districts, Bir al-Basha, Deir Abu Mashaal, Deheisheh refugee camp, Abu Dis, al-Tur, ath-Thaheriyya

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 15 Palestinians during overnight raids across the occupied West Bank between Tuesday and Wednesday, Israeli and Palestinian sources told Ma’an.

In the northernmost West Bank district of Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained Haitham Ghawadra in the village of Bir al-Basha.

PPS said three Palestinians -- identified as Rami Iqab Jaber, his brother Abd al-Rahman Iqab Jaber, and al-Muhtadi Billah Abu Zeitoun -- were detained in the Tulkarem district.

An Israeli army spokesperson only confirmed two detentions in the Tulkarem district to Ma’an, adding that they took place in the village of Shweika.

In the central West Bank, the army listed one detention in the Ramallah-district village of Deir Abu Mashaal, and four others in the Jerusalem-area town of Abu Dis.

PPS did not mention the Abu Dis detentions, but identified the Palestinian detained in Deir Abu Mashaal as 40-year-old Taha Dar Taha.

In the Bethlehem district, Israeli forces detained Bassam Ibrahim al-Salihi during a raid in al-Duheisha refugee camp.

The raid devolved into clashes, during which al-Salihi’s brother Raed was shot and injured.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed to Ma’an that one Palestinian was detained in al-Duheisha, but said they would look into reports of an injury.

PPS said five Palestinians were detained across the Hebron district, identifying them as Nassim Nayif Awawda, Murad Taysir Omar, Akram Samara, Kamal Muhammad Idriss, and Adel al-Bakri.

The Israeli army only mentioned four detentions in the Hebron district, listing one detention in Hebron City, one in the village of al-Ramadin, one in al-Burj, and one in al-Dhahiriya.

Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with a biweekly average of 85 search and detention raids carried thus far in 2017, according to UN documentation.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 6,128 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of July. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

by IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians in Abu Dis town, and one in at-Tour, in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to abducting another Palestinian near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, and three in Hebron, in southern West Bank.

Many army vehicles invaded Abu Dis town, in Jerusalem governorate, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as Anas Abu Hilal, Raed Rabea’, Mohammad Saleh Mohsin and Hotheifa Bader.

The invasion and abductions led to clashes between the soldiers and many local youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, while the army fired concussion grenades and gas bombs.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a child, identified as ‘Ala Abu Jom’a, 15, in at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City.

In Jenin, the soldiers abducted Haitham Fayeq Yousef, 22, after stopping him at a roadblock, near Shavei Shomron illegal colony, while he was heading back home in Be’er al-Basha village, south of Jenin.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into and ransacked several homes and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Morad Taiseer Omar, Akram Samara and Nassim Nayef ‘Awawda.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded the village of Kobar, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished a home belonging to the family of a Palestinian who stabbed, last month, three Israelis to death, in their home at a nearby colony. The soldiers also injured 26 Palestinians during ensuing clashes.

On Tuesday, the army demolished a commercial building, and a home, owned by two Palestinians, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Haitham Ghawadra detained 816/2017
Rami Iqab Jaber, his brother Abd al-Rahman Iqab Jaber, and al-Muhtadi Billah Abu Zeitoun detained 8/16/2017
aha Dar Taha, 40, detained 8/16/2017
Bassam Ibrahim al-Salihi detained 8/16/2017
Nassim Nayif Awawda, Murad Taysir Omar, Akram Samara, Kamal Muhammad Idriss, and Adel al-Bakri detained 8/16/2017
Anas Abu Hilal, Raed Rabea’, Mohammad Saleh Mohsin and Hotheifa Bader detained 8/16/2017
‘Ala Abu Jom’a, 15, detained 8/16/2017
Haitham Fayeq Yousef, 22, detained 8/16/2017
Morad Taiseer Omar, Akram Samara and Nassim Nayef ‘Awawda detained 8/16/2017
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