News ID: 17040
Publish Date: 05 September 2015 - 00:18
WEST BANK, August 27, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 17 Palestinians were detained on Thursday by the Israeli army or police during predawn raids across the West Bank and Jerusalem, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron district, army forces raided the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, where they detained Muhannad Awad, 22, and Nour Awad, 23. They two were taken to the nearby Etzion military compound, while a third detainee, Jihad Alqam, 22, was forced to walk with soldiers until they approached the nearby illegal settlement of Karmi Tzour.

The army also broke into the town of Dahiriya, to the southwest of Hebron, and detained seven Palestinians.

They were identified as Anas Hmedat, 22, Amjad Hawarin, 30, Hassan Wredat, 31, Alaa Najjar, 33, and his brother Ra’ed Najjar, 25, in addition to Rafe Wredat, 32, and Ismail Najjar, 27. Army also arrested Ali Hmedat, 22, in the nearby town of Surif.

Meanwhile in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, Israeli army stormed the city and the adjacent Jenin refugee camp, where they detained three Palestinians after raiding their homes. The three were identified as Hassan Saadi, Mohammad Zubedi, 18, and Mahmoud al-Alloub, 19.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained three Palestinians during confrontations in al-Tur neighborhood. The three were identified as Khader Abu-Ghannam, 15, Ahmad Abul-Hawa, 22, and Mohammad Abu-Ghannam.


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