Monday, November 28, 2011

Israeli forces arrest 6 people, mayor of Nablus village

Israeli soldiers pictured making an arrest in Nablus, 2009. (MaanImages/file)


NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Israeli troops detained six people on Monday, including the mayor of a Nablus village, the army and Ma'an's correspondent said.

Soldiers stormed the Nablus village of Osarin at dawn on Monday, ransacking the home of Mayor Mahir Fawzi Adeli, 39, before arresting him, witnesses told Ma'an.

Israeli troops also detained Diyaa Omar Adeli, 16, his brother Fadil, 15, Azzam Rasmi Adeli, 20 and Muhammad Raslan Adeli, 17.

Locals said that several other homes were ransacked and that the five detainees were taken to Huwwara military base near Nablus.

One man was also detained in the Jenin village of Jaba.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the men were taken for security questioning.

Maan News Agency