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Nine Palestinians arrested, one injured by Israelis overnight

Sept. 4, 2008 10:00 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 4, 2008 10:00 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces seized nine Palestinians during dawn raids in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Hebron, and Nablus. Another Palestinian was injured by settlers.

In Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces arrested 22 year-old Mahmoud Maher Jamjoum and40 year-old Salameh Abu Hadid, abducting both men from their homes, Palestinian security sources said.

In addition, Wasim Akram Jaber, a Palestinian man was hospitalized after he was pelted with stones thrown by settlers from the Kiryat Arba settlement in Hebron.

Israeli forces also raided the town of Beit Awwa, near Hebron, and seized several stolen cars.


In the Bethlehem area, security sources said that ten military vehicles entered the village of Beit Ta'mir. In the village they raided four houses with the help of dogs. Israeli troops forced residents into the street including 27-year-old Ra'ed Hassan Mahmoud Danoun a Fatah affiliate, 40-year-old Sulaiman Hassan Danoun a DFLP affiliate, 45-year-old Adel Hassan Danoun, a Fatah affiliate and Hussein Danoun, a Hamas affiliate. No arrests were reported in Beit Ta'mir

Security sources added that five military vehicles stormed town of Tuqu, to the east of Bethlehem, and detained 39-year-old Kamal Abdallah Al-Badan, a Hamas member, after damaging his house.

The Israeli forces also stormed Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and detained 35-year-old Imad Ayyad, a Hamas affiliate.


Five Palestinians were arrested during a dawn incursion in the Nablus area in the northern West Bank, including two brothers from the village of Kafr Qalil.

Palestinian security sources said the detainees are: Khaled Medhat Na'im Ghazal, Muhammad Sate Musa, 20 year-old,Ahmad Nizar Muhammad Hamoudah, 22 year-old and the two brothers Tareq and Tamer Khaled Nayef, from Kafer Qalil.

Separately, Israeli forces raided villages around the city of Tulkarem, including, Qaffin Bel'a, and Anabta. Israeli forces raided numerous houses, but arrested no one.

In the village of Qaffin, witnesses said Israeli forces broke into a house owned by Mu'ath Amarneh and Iyad Khader, damaging the interior.

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