Mahmoud Bregheeth, 23, of Beit Ummar
Mahmoud Bregheeth, 23, of Beit Ummar

Mass arrests by Israeli occupation forces have continued on a daily basis, with dozens of Palestinians – particularly youth and former prisoners – detained in the past weeks. In the month of August, 16 people have been detained from the village of Beit Ummar in northern al-Khalil, reported Ma’an News.

On Sunday, 23 August, Yousef Riad Bregheeth, 21, and Mahmoud Yasir Bregheeth, 23, both of whom are former prisoners, were detained by Israeli occupation forces who invaded the city, among 12 Palestinians arrested overnight by the occupation army.

Ahmad Sheikh, 23, of Anata
Ahmad Sheikh, 23, of Anata

60 residents of Beit Ummar were detained between January and March of this year; Falah Abu Maria, 53, was killed by occupation forces in June in an nighttime raid on their home. Israeli forces shot his son, Mohammed, 22, with two live bullets and killed Falah when he went to his son’s aid.

Among eight Palestinians arrested in nighttime raids early Monday morning, 24 August, is Ahmad Sheikh of Anata, who has been arrested several times before by occupation forces.