Friday, April 15, 2011

6 including PA officer detained by Israel overnight

HEBRON (Ma’an) – Six Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces from areas across the West Bank overnight, a military statement said Thursday morning, claiming all were "suspects wanted for terrorist activity."

Palestinian security officer Amjad Darawsheh, 39, was detained by Israeli forces from his village in the northern West Bank, following an extensive home search, local officials said.

Soldiers entered Talluza in the early morning, conducted an hour long search and then detained Darawsheh.

Locals in Hebron said one was detained from the southern West Bank during a night raid on the city, identifying Saeed Al-Oweiwi, 22.

A second Hebron man was detained by Israeli forces as he crossed into the West Bank from Jordan via the Allenby Bridge crossing. Ikrima Gheith, 27, was taken for questioning to an unknown location.