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Israeli forces arrest two in Qabatia raid

July 30, 2008 11:35 A.M. (Updated: July 30, 2008 11:35 A.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - Israeli forces arrested two people in Qabatia in the south of Jenin city early on Wednesday morning as part of a wider operation in the western districts of Jenin apparently to search for resistance figters.

Security sources said that Israeli forces stormed the town after midnight and searched several houses before detaining Nasser Zakarneh and Mohhamed Abu-Zeid, transferring them to an interrogation unit. Zakarneh was released a few hours later, at the time of writing Abu-Zeid remains in custody.

Local sources said that Israeli soldiers damaged property in the houses they raided. One of those houses was owned by Abdel Fattah Khzeimiyyeh an fighter with Islamic Jihad movement who has been wanted by the Israeli forces for about two years.

Abdel Fattah's brother, Yousef, told Ma'an's correspondent, that, "at 3am Israeli soldiers surrounded the two-storey house and threw stones at windows and ordered us to evacuate the building through loudspeakers and detained 8 members of the family."

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