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Israeli forces seize six Palestinians in West Bank raids

Nov. 9, 2008 9:49 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 9, 2008 9:49 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces seized six Palestinians during early morning raids the West Bank on Sunday.

Four Palestinians were arrested in Nur Shams Refugee Camp east of the city of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.

Palestinian security sources in Tulkarem identified those arrestees as 22-year-old Mahmoud Zandeiq from Nur Shams, 24-year-old Jihad Nazal from Qabatiya, near Jenin, 25-year-old Wajdi Zandeiq and his brother 20-year-old Mahmoud Zandeiq.

Israeli soldiers also stormed the city of Tulkarem and searched several homes. One of the homes belongs to Sami Abu Safa, an officer in the Palestinian general intelligence service. The home of Kamal Ad-Da'ma was also ransacked and inspected as Israeli forces claimed his son Abdullah was wanted by the Israeli intelligence.

Two others were detained in the town of Al-Khadr south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank and Dar Salah village east of Bethlehem.

Palestinian security sources in Bethlehem told Ma'an that Israeli forces arrested 27-year-old Khalid Aziz Saalah after ransacking his family home in Dar Salah village.

Separately, in Al-Khadr, Israeli forces stormed the town at 2:15 am and apprehended 16-year-old Mahmoud Ibrahim Isa.

***Updated at 11:07 local time
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