Monday, July 06
Latest News
  1. Fighting grips Yemen's Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid
  2. Kuwait mulls charging more than 40 over mosque bomb
  3. Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack
  4. Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum
  5. Greece will decide its own 'destiny' says PM Tsipras
  6. Police, witness: Suicide bomber kills five in NE Nigeria church
  7. Clinton: China 'trying to hack into everything'
  8. Airstrikes hit multiple IS targets in Syria stronghold
  9. Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
  10. Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push
  11. Lawyer: 2 London teens have married IS group fighters
  12. Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion 'kills 23'
  13. IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015
  14. FM: Iran will help meet 'common challenges' like extremism
  15. Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'
  16. Ministry: Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found
  17. UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Syria's Palmyra antiquities
  18. Tunisian Abu Iyadh, reported dead in Libya, is Qaeda veteran
  19. Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram gunmen outside Maiduguri
  20. Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

Israeli forces detain 16 Palestinians across West Bank

Aug. 28, 2014 5:01 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 30, 2014 8:53 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 16 Palestinians across the West Bank early Thursday, targeting homes in raids near Nablus, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, and Ramallah,

Israeli forces detained 24-year-old Ghassan Zeidan Najjar in the Nablus area village of Burin in a dawn raid on his home on Thursday, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an.

Israeli troops also broke into home of the principal of the Burin elementary school and told him he would be detained if pupils from his school continued to throw stones at settler vehicles traveling on the main road near Burin.

The raid came after Israeli forces stormed the Burin school on Wednesday and fired tear gas after a student reportedly threw a rock at a car belonging to an Israeli settler traveling on a nearby road.

Israeli forces also ransacked home of Salah Najjar without making detentions.

In Tulkarem, meanwhile, the Palestinian security sources said that Israeli troops ransacked several homes before dawn before they detained Akram Qaadan, Samir Fakhouri, Qassam Riyad Bdeir, Abd al-Basit Issam Shreitih, and Amjad Abu Safaqa.

Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from the Ramallah-area village of Betlo early Thursday as well, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society.

Othman Asaad and Mahmoud al-Bazar were detained from the village after soldiers raided their homes, while Fidaa Suleiman, 22, was detained at Modiin military checkpoint west of Ramallah.

The prisoner rights group added that Suleiman's two brothers Khader and Ahmad Suleiman are currently being held as prisoners in Israeli jails.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the five arrests in Tulkarem but did not have information on the remaining arrests.

She did, however, add that four Palestinians were arrested in Hebron and three south of Bethlehem in overnight raids.

She added that all of the detained individuals were "suspected of being involved in terrorist activity."
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015