RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 5, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli forces predawn Thursday detained 16 Palestinians, including a Fatah official, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.
They said that Israeli forces rounded up a father along with one of his sons from Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, as a means to force another son to turn himself to the army.
The forces also rounded up two others from Ein Yabrud town, northeast of the city.
Meanwhile, the sources confirmed that five others were detained in multiple raids across Jerusalem district.
As part of the raid across Jerusalem district, a convoy of army vehicles stormed Qalandia refugee camp, west of Jerusalem city, where the soldiers detained three; a former prisoner along with his son in addition to another former prisoner, and ransacked their houses.
Israeli police rounded up another after breaking into and searching his family house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher.
They also rounded up another after brutally assaulting him at Bab Hutta, one of the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
In the northern West Bank, the gun-toting soldiers showed up at a house in Wadi al-Far'a village, southwest of the city of Tubas, went inside, conducted a thorough search and eventually detained Fatah Revolutionary Council (FRC) member Ahmad Saleh al-Yasidi.
FRC condemned the detention of al-Yasidi and held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for his life.
Also in the northern West Bank, the sources confirmed a raid in the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city, resulting in the detention of another.
The soldiers conducted a similar raid in Faqqu'a village, leading to the detention of another.
The sources added that another was rounded up from Balata refugee camp, on the outskirts of the city of Nablus.
In the southern West Bank, the heavily-armed soldiers rounded up a 14-year-old minor in the vicinity of Jaber School in the Old City of Hebron.
Two others Palestinians were detained; one from Yatta city, south of Hebron, and the other from Karma village, south of the city.
On Wednesday evening, the sources said that there were at least seven detention cases, all from the northern West Bank.
As part of the seven detention cases, two were detained from Azzun town, east of Qalqiliya city, another was abducted by special forces from Qabatiya town, south of Jenin, and another from Nur Shamas refugee camp, east of Tulkarm city.
Two others, identified as residents of Tulkarm refugee camp, including a 16-year-old teen, were handcuffed and detained at the junction of the colonial settlement of Gush Etzion, south of Bethlehem, and another was rounded up from Tammun town, southeast of Tubas.