Thursday, July 23, 2009

Israeli soldiers seize 14 in overnight raids

Published today (updated) 23/07/2009 16:54

Tulkarem – Ma’an – Israeli forces seized 14 Palestinians during overnight raids in the West Bank, the military said on Thursday.Israeli soldiers also invaded the West Bank village of Attil, north of Tulkarem, and photographed mosques and government buildings, according to Palestinian security sources. The soldiers did not raid any houses in the village, and no one was arrested.The Israeli military also said that they raided communities in the Jordan Valley.On Wednesday night Israeli forces held dozens of Palestinian students for hours at a military checkpoint they imposed near the village of Seida, south of the city of Jenin. Witnesses said Israeli soldiers checked the students’ identity papers, but did not arrest any of them.On Tuesday night Israeli soldiers seized five Palestinians during raids on houses, including four in the city of Nablus.