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Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian man, make overnight arrests

April 22, 2014 10:13 A.M. (Updated: April 23, 2014 12:04 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man was hospitalized early Tuesday after being physically assaulted by Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank, an official said.

Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an that Israeli troops "brutally attacked 20-year-old Jamal Khalid Daraghmah" in the village of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya south of Nablus.

Daraghmah was taken to Rafedia Hospital in Nablus, where medics described his wounds as moderate.

Israeli forces also arrested 50-year-old Amjad Daraghmah in same the village.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops raided the village of Tura north of Jenin and detained 19-year-old Mahmoud Hilal Rafiq Zeid after ransacking his home, Palestinian security sources said.

Two Palestinians in the Hebron-area town of Beit Ummar were also detained, a local spokesman said.

Popular committee spokesman Muhammad Ayyad Awad said that Israeli soldiers ransacked several houses in the area before detaining 20-year-old Muatazz Ahmad Murshid Awad and 21-year-old Yousef Suleiman Abu Ayyash.

Awad said that 14 young men from Beit Ummar have been detained since the beginning of April, including six under the age of 18.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said three Palestinians were detained overnight -- one in Arura north of Ramallah, one in in Deir Abu Mashal northwest of Ramallah, and one in Beit Ur.

She said two Palestinians hurled rocks in Tura late Monday and were briefly detained, then released.
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