Monday, May 04
Latest News
  1. Reality on ground in Yemen unchanged weeks into air war
  2. Kerry warns Burundi president's third term bid is unconstitutional
  3. Italy's parliament approves radical new electoral law
  4. French leader oversees Qatar jet deal
  5. Iran's Rouhani says not for police to enforce Islam
  6. Kerry to visit Saudi Arabia, France for security talks
  7. Activist: 2 shot dead in Burundi protests
  8. Israel PM urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews
  9. Palestinian shot after alleged Jerusalem stabbing attempt
  10. Palestinian building permits 'political', admits Israel
  11. Israel's Lieberman says will not join next govt
  12. France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal
  13. Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit
  14. Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment
  15. US says no Syrian civilians killed in April 30 air strike
  16. Dutch far-right politician 'shocked' by Texas shooting
  17. Ex-US president Carter urges Palestinian elections
  18. UNESCO to award press freedom prize to jailed Syria activist
  19. Syria army 'tightens siege of rebel bastion near Damascus'
  20. Lebanon forces 'arrest IS-linked cleric'

Israel forces 'detain 14' at south Hebron protest

Jan. 19, 2013 3:20 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 2:34 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces blocked a demonstration in the south Hebron hills on Saturday, detaining at least 14 protesters in the area.

Local farmers and foreign activists had gathered at al-Qawawis village to protest Israel's plan to confiscate an agricultural area called Um Al-Arayes, according to popular committee spokesman Rateb Jabour.

He said the demonstration was blocked by Israeli forces and 14 activists and farmers were detained.

Nine of them were identified as Ismail Awad, 32, his wife and brother Saed, sisters Bushra, 22, and Shurouq Jabareen, 25, as well as Jameel Awad, 54, Bassam Jabareen 45, Khalil Awad Zein 65, Yousef Awad, in his 50s.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the area remained a closed military zone after a demonstration on Friday, and several were being held at the scene for entering the area.

On Friday, Palestinians protested against land confiscation in the south Hebron hills in nearby Susiya.

Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015