ISRAELI ARMY DETAINS 14 PALESTINIANS IN WEST BANK RAIDS

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians in predawn raids Sunday in multiple areas across the occupied West Bank.

 
Locals sources said that Israeli troops raided the home of Muhammad Khader Hawamda in the village of al-Samu south of Hebron in southern occupied West Bank. Israeli forces detained Hawamda and his four sons Khalil, Ali, Yousif, and Ahmad.
 
The Israeli army also claimed they found a handgun and ammunition in al-Samu.
 
Locals in Hebron said Israeli forces also detained Mamoon al-Natsha in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood on Saturday evening, with the Israeli army claiming he was carrying a screw driver and planning a stabbing attack.
 
In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, locals said Israeli forces detained 22-year-old Hasan Ahmad Sabatin and Yazan Sabatin from the town of Husan, 22-year-old Muayyad Salah Taqatqa in Beit Fajjar, as well as 18-year-old Jamil Ibrahim Taqatqa and another unidentified woman from Umm Salamouna.
 
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed one detention in Beit Fajjar and one in Umm Salamuna, and informed Ma’an of another detention carried out in Sawahira al-Sharqiyya in the central Jerusalem district.
 
In Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, Israeli forces detained Omar Ghalib Abu Bakir and his brother Jamal, locals in the area said. An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the two detentions. Israeli forces also detained Saeb Alawna from a flying checkpoint in the district, locals said.
 
The UN recorded an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 73 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.
 
According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 6,500 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of January, 53 of whom were women and 300 of them minors. Some 420 Palestinians were detained throughout the month of February alone — including 70 minors and 22 women and girls.
(Source / 19.03.2017)
Pin It

Tags: #ICC4Israel

Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police




The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

Boycott Israeli diamond