23 Palestinians arrested in dawn raids; 21 administrative detention orders issued


Mass arrests continued in occupied Palestine, as IMEMC reported that 23 Palestinians were arrested in overnight and dawn raids on Tuesday, 2 February:

Ghassan Daghlas, head of the Israeli Settlements File in the Palestinian Authority in the northern part of the West Bank, said at least six undercover Israeli soldiers invaded a Cellphone Shop in Qabalan village, south of Nablus, and kidnapped Samer Al-Aqra’, and his brother Abdul-Latif, shot an injured another Palestinian, identified as Yousef Sharhrouj, and kidnaped him; he was shot in his leg.

Daghlas added that the soldiers confiscated a computer and an iPad, from the invaded shop, and took all kidnapped residents to the military base in Ariel colony. The army also invaded the students’ dorms in the Najah University, west of Nablus, and searched them.

In addition, the soldiers kidnapped Saher Nasasra from Beit Forik village, near Nablus, and Soheib al-Ashqar from Saida village, in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

In the Jenin district, also in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the main entrance of Ta’nak village, and kidnapped a Palestinian, identified as Abdullah Abu Qatheela.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the towns of al-‘Ezariyya and Abu Dis, searched and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped Mohammad al-Mekhel, Mohammad Yazan Hamdan, Ali Far’un, Abdullah Shatara, Amir Shatara, Mustafa al-Yassini, Marwan Bassa, Nayef al-Khatib, and Ashraf al-Yassini, while Ali Ayyad, 20, was kidnapped in Abu Dis.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers searched many homes in the al-Khader town, south of the city, and kidnapped Mansour Nasri Salah, 18, Bilal Mohammad Salah, 15, Khalil Khaled Salah, 17, and Mansour Ateyya.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped Karam Fakhri Miswada, 34, his brother Shawqi, 30, and Ibrahim Abdul-Wahab al-Atrash.

This followed the Israeli occupation forces’ arrest of 16 Palestinians on Monday, 1 February, throughout the West Bank.  Also on 1 February, 21 Palestinian prisoners were ordered to administrative detention without charge or trial, as follows:

Khaled Nidal Shaf’i – Nablus, 6 months
‘Asad Mahmud Marahil – Nablus, 6 months
Kayed Abu Rish – Nablus, 6 months
Abdallah Al-Hafez Yousef – Nablus, 6 months
Amer Ishtayyeh – Nablus, 6 months
Ramzi Tawfiq Handi – Jenin, 6 months
Raef Zoghbi – Jenin, 6 months
Salah Abdallah Zoghbi – Jenin, 6 months
AbdelHalim Nayef Ezzedine – Jenin, 6 months
Basem Mohammed Salameh – Al-Khalil, 6 months
Saadi Alkhaddarat – Al-Khalil, 6 months
Mahmoud Ahmad ‘Alqum – Ramallah, 6 months
Nouredine Mohammed al-Saadi – Jenin, 4 months
Mohammed Qasem Obeid – Jenin, 4 months
Talib Hassan Fuqusa – Al-Khalil, 4 months
Akram Saleh Hussein – Ramallah, 4 months
Ashraf Mohammed Zaid – Jenin, 3 months
Ahmed Ibrahim Abdallah – Ramallah, 3 months
Ibrahim Abdallah Khasib – Ramallah, 3 months
Muhammed Ali Al-Liban – Jerusalem, 3 months
Bura’a Awwad – Qalqilya, 2 months

They are among over 670 Palestinians held without charge or trial under secret evidence under administrative detention. Kayed Abu Rish is on hunger strike to protest his detention, joining Mohammed al-Qeeq, the Palestinian journalist on hunger strike for 70 days demanding an end to his imprisonment without charge.