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Israeli forces conduct arrest raids in East Jerusalem, Abu Dis

Nov. 5, 2014 4:07 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 6, 2014 8:48 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided and searched villages and neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and Abu Dis early Wednesday, detaining over a dozen youths.

Addameer rights group lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud told Ma'an that Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians.

They were identified as Fadi Abu Sbeih, Suleiman al-Sayyad, Youssef Dari, Ayyub Abu al-Hawa, Mahmoud Shweiki, Badie Ghaith, Muhammad Joulani, Youssef Skafi, Mahmoud Obeid, Mahmoud Jabbar, Kathem Annous, Muath al-Razem and Alaa al-Razem.

Israeli forces raided Abu Dis and searched several houses. The head of a local committee, Bassam Bahr, said that soldiers raided homes after breaking their front doors, searched residents' vehicles and detained Muhammad Daoud Halabiya, Muhammad Nabil Badr, Raed Ahmad Rabie and Muhammad Saleh Khanafseh.

Bahr added that the Israeli authorities also briefly detained Oday Badr, a child, on Monday, and five Palestinian teenagers from Abu Dis.

He said that there were several injuries besides the detainees in Abu Dis.

He identified them as Adam Hisham Ereikat, injured critically in the head, Hamza Hisham Ereikat, injured in the foot, and Khaled Jamal Khaled, injured critically in the neck. Khaled suffers from diabetes, he added.

Bahr added that Yaqub Jamal Badr, 17, Oday Youssef Ahmad Badr, 16, and Bakr Dandis were still in detention.

He pointed out that all the detainees are under the age of 20.

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