Israeli army detains 11 in West Bank arrest raids
Published Wednesday 02/10/2013 (updated) 03/10/2013 12:19
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 11 Palestinians overnight Tuesday, locals and Israel's army said.
In Nablus, locals said over 10 military vehicles raided the village of Beita and ransacked a number of houses. Sakhr Mahmoud Kharboush Hamayel, 22, and Amjad Salah Hamayel, 17, they were both arrested and taken to Huwwara military base south of Nablus.
Israeli soldiers assaulted Ibrahim Mahmoud Abdul Hafiz, 18, during the raid.
Israeli forces raided the Bethlehem-area village of al-Khader on Wednesday, briefly detaining at least 40 men for interrogation, locals said.
Men aged between 16-26 were taken to the al-Tal area while handcuffed and blindfolded and interrogated by Israeli forces, witnesses said.
An Israeli officer asked some of the men to work with Israeli intelligence, according to locals.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said 11 people were detained, two in Nablus, three in Qalqiliya, three in Ramallah, one in Bethlehem, and one in Hebron.