Official: Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians across West Bank
Published Thursday 24/10/2013 (updated) 25/10/2013 21:04
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians across the West Bank Thursday for "suspicion for involvement in illegal activity," a spokeswoman for the Israeli army told Ma'an.
Locals said that Israeli forces arrested brothers Ahmad and Mohammad Nabil Zakarneh after raiding their house at 3 a.m. in the Jenin district village of Qabatiya.
Additionally, witnesses added, Israeli soldiers detained Zakaria Fayez Sabaneh.
The Israeli army spokeswoman said that five Palestinians were detained in Qabatiya in total.
Locals said that soldiers damaged Palestinian property during the raids, and that meanwhile, Israeli forces traversed the villages of Yabad and al-Tarem on foot.
Separately, Israeli forces raided the village of Dar Salah east of Bethlehem and detained a Palestinian man, a local official told Ma'an.
A member of the Dar Salah village council said that Israeli forces raided a house, damaged property and arrested Mohammad Dawoud Dahabiya Rabaiya, 34.
The Israeli army spokeswoman added that three Palestinians were detained in Azzun in the Qalqiliya district, two in villages northwest of Ramallah, one in the Israeli settlement of Teqoa southeast of Bethlehem and one in al-Ubeidiya east of Bethlehem.