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In night of mass arrests Israeli forces detain at least 30 across West Bank

Nov. 18, 2008 10:22 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 18, 2008 10:22 A.M.)
Hebron - Ma'an - Israeli forces launched a wide-scale arrest campaign against Palestinian youth in the West Bank before sunrise on Tuesday.

More than 30 individuals were taken, mostly from the Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron in the southern West Bank, and mostly men under thirty.

Dozens of Israeli military vehicles carried out the biggest invasion of the Al-Fawwar camp in six months. Several houses were inspected and ransacked, and families were forced at gunpoint to leave their homes to the street.

Israeli forces claimed two hunting rifles were seized from the camp as well as 100 bullets and military equipment.

Local sources estimated that 20 youth from the camp were detained.

Those identified were:

13-year-old Ashraf An-Najjar

18-year-old Ahmad Abu Awwad

18-year-old Ahmad Awad

18-year-old Mousa Al-Azza

18-year-old Muhannad Abu Hammad

20-year-old son Yasser Abu Awwad

21-year-old Jihad Al-Khatib

23-year-old Walid Al-Wawi,

24-year-old Anas Al-Azza

43-year-old Muhammad Abu Shamiyya

54-year-old Mustafa Abu Awwad

In Nablus in the northern West Bank, Israeli forces arrested a girl from the village of Beit Furik and three boys at the Huwwara c and Beit Iba checkpoints south and west of Nablus.

Local sources said Israeli forces stormed Beit Furik, occupied three homes and forced the families into a single room as the home was ransacked. Israeli forces temporarily detained Khalid Urabi, Naser Hanini and Nabil Hanini, then arrested 37-year-old Nibal Imleitat after beating her. She was taken to Huwwara checkpoint where she was released hours later.

In the Bethlehem district Israeli forces raided the Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem city, and the town of Nahhalin where they arrested two.

Palestinian security sources in Bethlehem said eight military vehicles entered Al-Azza camp at dawn, and arrested 21-year-old Ali Qaraqi after ransacking his family home.

In Nahhalin eyewitnesses said Israeli forces stormed a house in the village and arrested a pharmacist, 36-year-old Ayid An-Neis.

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