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Israel army detains 12 in overnight raids

March 4, 2013 9:47 A.M. (Updated: March 4, 2013 8:44 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested 12 people in the West Bank overnight Sunday, locals and Israel's army said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said five people were detained in Beit Khalil, two in Beit Awwa, two in Azzun, one in Nablus, one in el-Kharab, and one in el-Arrub.

Locals said Mutaz Asafra, 20, Muhannad Asafra, 20, and Hamza Zuhur, 20, were arrested in Beit Khalil.

In Beit Awwa village, Israeli troops detained brothers Samir Abdul Qader, 32, and Tamer, 22.

Israeli forces routinely arrest Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, usually on the pretext of security questioning.

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