Eight Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces across West Bank

Published January 19th, 2015 - 10:20 GMT

Israeli forces Monday arrested eight Palestinians from towns and cities across the West Bank while summoned others and raided homes of families.

Israeli soldiers carried out a predawn arrest campaign and detained two brothers from the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

Security sources told WAFA that the two brothers were identified as Walid, 27 and Wael Salah, 24.

The Israeli force raided their home and inspected its content prior to the arrest.

Meanwhile in Hebron, Israeli forces arrested a student from the town of Surif, north of Hebron.

Local sources told WAFA that the student detained is 23-year-old Abed Arraouf Ghnimat. He was detained following a raid that targeted the family’s home.

Multiple Israeli troops raided the town of Ithna, west of Hebron and set a number of flying checkpoints at the entrances to the town.

The heavy presence of the army caused unrest and soldiers fired smoke canisters causing many peaceful residents and commuters to suffocate.

In another incident, Israeli forces chased after one youth from the city of Hebron who was identified as Muhammad Kafrawi, 21, and attempted to assault him.

Kafrawi was admitted to a hospital to receive immediate care.

Meanwhile, another unknown youngster was summoned to refer to the Israeli intelligence for interrogation.             

In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained late Sunday and early Monday three youngsters at the least from Sourbaher, Southeast of the old occupied city. They were all led to an interrogation center.

WAFA reported on witnesses saying that the youth arrested were identified as Mohammad and Ahmad Amira and Abdullah Abu Kaf.

Few others were arrested, however they are still unknown until the minute of writing this news.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC), Israeli forces arrested an instructor at An-Najah National University. The instructor, Walid Abu Zeina, was detained while present at his residence in Nablus.

The arrest campaign also included a journalist in Ramallah who works as an editor for the online news website “Huna al-Quds”.

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate denounced the arrest of journalist Mujahed Bani Falah, after raiding his house in the town of Betunya, west of Ramallah.

The Syndicate called on all legal institutions locally and internationally to expose the Israeli policies and measures against Palestinian journalists.

It also called for exerting pressure to release all journalists which Israel still holds in its prisons.

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