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Israeli forces detain 15 including PA security officer in raids

Dec. 31, 2009 11:42 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 31, 2009 10:10 P.M.)
Nablus – Ma’an – Israeli forces detained thirteen young men including an officer with the PA security forces and two minors overnight after storming their home, locals reported.

Local Palestinian sources in Barqa village south of Nablus told Ma’an that Israeli military vehicles stormed the area after midnight and raided a number of houses before detaining the young men.

The detainees were identified as: Shabib Shabib, 20, Amr Ahmad Shabib, 17, Ali Muhammad Salah, 16, Ameen Taysir Salah, 16, and Samer Safe, 20, a guard in the Palestinian National Security forces.

Locals said Israeli forces withdrew from the village at 5 am and took the detainees to the Huwara investigations center.

According to Israeli sources, a total of 11 Palestinians were detained in overnight raids, including five from the Nablus area.

From Az-Zoun east of Qalqiliya, those detained were Amjad Jamal Salim, 21, Ahmad Na’eem Hussein, 17, Yousif Hisham Radwan, 22, and Salam Salim, 23.

Local sources said Israeli military vehicles entered the town in the early hours of the morning and took the men to an unknown location.

In the southern West Bank at the Al-Aroub Refugee Camp Hassan Abed Al-Kareem At-Teeti, 15, and Hassan Maher Al-Shareef were detained early morning after the forces stormed several homes, the Hebron police operations room said Thursday.

The forces also detained a man identified as Nabil Ref’at Abu Rahmeh, 26, stopping him in the street in the central city. All three were taken to an unknown location.

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