Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Israeli forces arrest 14 across West Bank

 Maan News Agency

Published today (updated) 04/09/2012 10:55
Israeli soldiers pictured making an arrest.(MaanImages/file)
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested fourteen people overnight Monday, locals and Israel's army said.

Israeli forces raided the Qalqiliya village of Kafr Qaddum at around 2 a.m. and arrested Moayad Eshteiwi, 55, Awos Amer, 23, Ahmad Amer, 23, Muhammad Amer, 24 and Wassim Eshteiwi, 24, locals told Ma'an.

An Israeli army spokesman said five people were arrested in Kafr Qaddum, four people in the Ramallah area, three in Hebron, one in Qabitiya, Jenin and one in Tulkarem.

Locals in Yabad, Jenin, said Israeli military vehicles entered the village overnight and fired tear gas at residents. One woman was hospitalized by the gas while several children reportedly vomited after inhaling the fumes, locals told Ma'an.

Soldiers also set up a checkpoint at the entrance to village and briefly arrested and blindfolded several young men before releasing them, locals added.