AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested an ex-prisoner who was liberated in the exchange deal with Hamas movement in Al-Khalil province and a 50-year-old lecturer in Jenin among others on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter in Al-Khalil that IOF soldiers besieged the house of Sheikh Ayman Al-Sharawne, 38, in Deir Samet village, forced his family out in the cold weather, and then took him away.
They said that the soldiers broke furniture during their savage search of his and his family’s homes. Sharawne was sentenced to life in jail in 2001.
IOF soldiers arrested the lecturer Mohammed Al-Sayyed from his home in Jenin city at dawn Tuesday after questioning him inside it. He is a well-known Hamas leader.
Local sources told the PIC that IOF soldiers stormed homes near to the lecturer’s house.
Sayyed, who suffers many diseases, was arrested at the hands of PA security elements for ten times and questioned tens of times.
Local sources said that five citizens including a teen were arrested in Kafr Qaddoum village in Qalqilia, a young man in Balata refugee camp east of Nablus, and man in Tamon village, Tobas province, after searching his house.
IOF soldiers were also seen severely beating a Palestinian man near Daheria village, south of Al-Khalil. Locals said that the man was hospitalized.
For their part, Jewish settlers tried to kidnap a Palestinian man south of Al-Khalil on Tuesday under gun threat but he managed to escape after leaving behind his car, local sources said.
They said that Jewish settlers also assaulted citizens in the Old City of Al-Khalil and Tal Rumaida in downtown on Monday night.
IOF soldiers detain liberated prisoner, Hamas leader among others