Israeli forces detain several Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

03:00 Sep 28 2017 Beit Surik, Budrus

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Several Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in predawn raids Thursday across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

Official Palestinian Authority (PA) Wafa news agency reported that Israeli forces detained at least four Palestinians in predawn raids, identifying one detainee as Rami Jamal from the Jerusalem-area village of Beit Surik.

According to Wafa, Jamal is a relative of 37-year-old Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal, who was shot dead by israeli forces after he carried out a shooting attack at the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Adar. It remained unclear exactly how the two were related.

Israeli forces said in a statement that two guns and 50 "illegal vehicles" were confiscated from the town and that "slogans against Israel" were removed off walls of houses.

Israeli forces said that more permits of relatives of al-Jamal were revoked.

Meanwhile, in the Ramallah-area village of Budrus, Wafa reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including a journalist. Their identities remained unknown.

Israeli forces detained Rami Jamal after breaking into and ransacking his family home during a raid into Beit Surik village, northwest of Jerusalem.

Other members of the Jamal family had been detained after their relative Nimr, 37, carried out a shooting attack outside of the adjacent settlement of Har Adar on Tuesday leaving an Israeli border police officer and two security guards killed before he was shot dead.

Meanwhile, forces raided the village of Budrus, northwest of Ramallah, where they detained three Palestinians, including a journalist.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the detention from Beit Surik, and told Ma’an that three Palestinians were detained from the northern West Bank Qalqiliya area, though they did not specify from which town or village.

Israeli forces detained 522 Palestinians, including 130 minors and 16 women, over the course of the month of August, according to a joint report released Palestinian institutions focusing on prisoners' rights.

The total number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons reached 6,300 prisoners, the report said, 64 of them women. Among them are 10 girls under the age of 18 and 300 underage boys, 450 administrative detainees imprisoned without charge or trial, and 12 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, the Palestinian parliament.

by IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinians during invasions and searches of homes in the occupied West Bank, and clashed with many youngsters near Jerusalem.

The Israeli army said it arrested, in Beit Surik village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, several relatives of Nimir al-Jamal, 37, who opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a group of Israeli Border Police officers, and armed security guards, killing three and wounding a fourth at the main entrance of Har Hadar illegal colony, before he was shot dead.

One of the abducted Palestinians has been identified as Rami al-Jamal, who was taken prisoner from his home.

The Israeli army said it will continue its operations in Beit Surik, and surrounding areas, and added that the soldiers also “managed to local and confiscate two pistols and fifty unregistered vehicles.”

The soldiers also forced many Palestinians to erase political graffiti from many walls in the village.

In a statement, the military said its soldiers have arrested four Palestinians in the West Bank.

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The army added that it confiscated dozens of work permits, that were previously given to relatives of al-Jamal.

In addition, the soldiers invaded several areas around Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem, and clashed with many youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.

The soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. There have been no immediate reports of injuries.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several Israeli army vehicles invaded Budrus village, in the Ramallah al-Biereh governorate, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes, and abducted three Palestinians.

The PPS identified the abducted Palestinians as journalist Mohammad Shokri Awad, Nadi Mohammad Awad and Yousef Othman ‘Oleyyan.

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