Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Israeli forces detain 14, including eight children

Published Tuesday 22/09/2009 (updated) 23/09/2009 16:29

Israeli forces hold a child at the Beit Iba checkpoint near Nablus, November 2008
Nablus – Ma’an – Eight children between the ages of 10 and 17 were detained by Israeli forces during West Bank raids Monday night and Tuesday morning, four Palestinian citizens of Israel were also detained.

Palestinian Authority Police department said Israeli troops overran the village of Azzun near the city of Qalqilya and detained 15-year-old Qusay Shaher Salim, 13-year-old Yousef Saqer Salim, 17-year-old Eid Jamal Salim, 18-year-old Hussein Ghassan Swidan, and 15-year-old Thaer Bayan Tabib.

An Israeli raid on the village of Madama south of the West Bank city of Nabls saw the detention of nine Palestinians including an eight, 10 and 12 year-old boy and four citizens of Israel.

A member of the village council Hassan Zyadeh said the troops raided the Khasha area of the village, which is considered to be a Palestinian historical site, and seized the residents there.

Those detained were identified as 50-year-old Amer Abdel Latif Hassan Nassar along with his sons 14-year-old Muhammad, 12-year-old Mahmoud, 10-year-old Gheith, and 8-year-old Muhammad Nafez Zyadeh. Four other men, all Palestinian citizens of Israel were also detained but their identities were not released.

A third Israeli force near Jericho seized Ibrahim Khalil Abu Al-Asal from the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp.