Israeli forces detain 14 in West Bank raids
Published Monday 16/09/2013 (updated) 17/09/2013 10:52
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight Sunday, locals and Israel's army said.
In Salfit, Israeli forces raided the village of Deir Istiya and detained Ahed Ezzat Mansour, Moath Abed al-Halim Mansour, and Khalil Ahmad Mansuor, witnesses said.
Six Israeli military jeeps raided the area accompanied by a foot patrol. They inspected several properties and fired rubber bullets at a teenager, Saed Mansour, after raiding his family home.
In Hebron, Israel's army raided the home of jailed Palestinian official Hatem Shqaifeh and detained his son, 17, and brother.
Abdullah al-Jeidi, 18, was also detained in a raid, while Abdullah Masalmeh was arrested in Beit Awwa and Muhammad Yousef Ikhlayel, 18, in Beit Ummar.
Israeli forces detained Hamzeh Nathmi Abadi, 21, at the Karameh crossing with Jordan early Monday, witnesses said.
Israel's army also raided Arraba village in Jenin and briefly detained dozens of residents.
Soldiers then set up a military checkpoint at a junction leading to Fahma village and inspected the IDs of local Palestinians.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said 14 Palestinians were detained overnight, one in Tulkarem, one in Nablus, three in Qalqiliya, one in Ramallah, one in Beit Ummar, one in Tuqu, and five in Hebron.