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Israeli forces detain 9 in overnight arrest raids

Feb. 20, 2014 11:27 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 21, 2014 7:46 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians in overnight arrest raids across the West Bank, locals said.

Israeli forces raided Qalqiliya and detained seven people in the village of Kafr Qaddum, local committee spokesman Murad Shteiwi said.

Soldiers ransacked several homes and fired gunshots in the air.

Ayman Shteiwi, 35, Bahha Majid Shteiwi, 15, Muatasim Abdul-Mannan Jumaa, Muin Barham, and Firas and Faris Nidal were identified as those arrested.

Murad Shteiwi was also briefly detained before being released.

In Jenin, Abdul-Salam Abdullah Yahya, 22, was detained at a checkpoint near the village of Turra while Asaad Issam Musab, 20, was arrested in Yabad village.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said three Palestinians were detained in the Hebron district.
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