Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces Tuesday detained 14 Palestinians, including three minors, mostly during overnight raids across a number of West Bank districts, said local security sources and activists.

Nine Palestinians were detained from Hebron district, two others from Tulkarem, two others from Tubas and another from Jenin.

Forces detained three Palestinian minors after storming their family houses during a raid into Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron.

Local activist Muhammad Awad identified the detainees as Wasim Bahr, 16, Muhammad Abu Maria, 17, and Anan Khlayil, 17, and noted they were taken to the Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

Elsewhere in Hebron district, troops raided Dura town, detaining four Palestinians and ransacking two houses.

Local activist Rateb Jabbur identified the detainees as Husam Makhamra, Hani Makhamra, Fahed Awad and Ziad Nawaj'a, 40, a member of the Hebron District Office of Fatah.

During the raid, troops ransacked the family houses of Muhammad Makhamra and Yunis Zein, who are held in Israeli detention.

Another Palestinian identified as Izziddin Masalma was handcuffed and detained during a raid into Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron.

This came as Ismail Rayyan, who comes from the Hebron town of Dura, was detained after being stopped at al-Container military checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem.

In the northern West Bank, forces detained Bilal Ahmad, 25, and his brother, Tamer, 22, during a raid into Dhannaba, east of Tulkarem.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, troops detained two Palestinians during a raid that sparked clashes into al-Fari'a refugee camp, south of Nablus.

Troops stormed the family house of Abdullah Odeh, detaining his sons, Saher, 23, and Hamza, 27, and briefly held Abdullah in order to force his third son, Thaer, to turn himself.

Troops fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at local youths who protested the raid and attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

Another Palestinian was detained as he attempted to cross a military checkpoint near the Jenin town of Bartaa.

The man was identified as Nuriddin Qararya from Fandaqumiya, a village to the northwest of Nablus.

Source: WAFA