Monday, Aug. 31
Latest News
  1. Locals: Boko Haram kills nearly 80 in NE Nigeria villages
  2. Austria smuggler crackdown as Europe divided over migrant crisis
  3. 'Largest ever' Med gas field found off Egypt
  4. Egypt muezzin suspended over 'Facebook prayer call'
  5. 3 Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire
  6. 'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage
  7. A year on, Yazidis so close yet so far from Iraq hub
  8. Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17
  9. Blast at Syria's Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple
  10. 11 dead, dozens hurt in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex
  11. Red Crescent: 7 bodies wash up on Libya beach
  12. Egypt elections to start on October 17
  13. Kuwaiti MP: Iran is 'true enemy' of Gulf Arabs
  14. Iran bars Barenboim, thwarting Tehran concert plan
  15. Qatar exports plunge over 40 pct in year
  16. Beheaded Syriac bishop beatified a century after death
  17. Hungary police make new arrest over Austrian migrant tragedy
  18. Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis
  19. French PM: Migrants fleeing war, persecution must be let in
  20. Medics: Yemen coalition air raid kills 31, including 17 civilians

Israel detains 37 Palestinians as arrest operation continues

June 23, 2014 10:37 A.M. (Updated: June 24, 2014 4:51 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli military forces detained 37 Palestinians overnight Sunday in the occupied West Bank as a search operation launched to find three missing Israelis continued for the 11th day.

Israeli soldiers carried out house-to-house inspections in Nablus and Balata refugee camp and detained Salih Saadi al-Amir, Taha Salous, Ahmad al-Tanbour, Abd al-Rahman al-Bishtawi, and Amir Ishtayya, locals said.

In Bethlehem, Israeli forces confiscated computers and surveillance cameras from a money changing shop and damaged a safe while trying to open it.

Israeli forces also raided four money changers in Hebron, confiscating all computers and security cameras.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said 37 Palestinians were detained overnight as Israeli forces raided 80 locations, focusing on northwest Hebron, Jenin, and Beit Awwa.

Soldiers also raided seven Hamas-affiliated charities, she added.

A large-scale military operation was launched by Israel 10 days ago after three Israelis went missing in the occupied West Bank.

Under the pretext of searching for the missing teenagers, Israeli forces have detained 471 Palestinians, including 11 parliamentarians, in over 400 targeted raids on homes, civil society institutions, universities and media outlets, according to the PLO.

Israeli forces have also severely restricted the movement of Palestinians, with temporary closures at the main north-south Container checkpoint and a lock-down on the Hebron district, home to over 600,000 Palestinians.

Israeli forces have killed five Palestinians while conducting arrest operations, including two men shot dead on Sunday.

Israel accuses Hamas of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers from Gush Etzion settlement near Bethlehem.

So far, there has been no claim of responsibility and no sign of the missing youngsters, although Israeli military spokesman General Motti Almoz said on Sunday that all information indicated they "are alive."
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015