45 Palestinians arrested in the last three days
The Alternative Information Center (AIC)
March 8, 2012
On Wednesday at dawn Israeli soldiers arrested twelve Palestinians from the districts of Nablus, Qalqilia, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron in the West Bank. Troops entered several cities, towns, villages and refugee camps during the night arrests and searched dozens of homes. In several cases the soldiers also forced the residents out of their homes and interrogated a number youths.
In addition Israeli forces seized 15 vehicles in Barta’a al-Sharqiya, a village northwest of Jenin on Wednesday.
Tawfiq Kabaha, head of the village council, says that the forces stormed the village at dawn, raided the village’s market area and its industrial zone and seized 15 vehicles.
On Tuesday March 6, 17 Palestinians, including four teenagers, were arrested. The detainees were transferred to the Israeli interrogation centers.
Tuesday dawn, military forces raided the village of Beit Ummar, northwest of Hebron, and arrested three minors, one of whom is only 15 years old.
The arrests sparked confrontations between the Israeli forces and the youth in the village. The youth threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, and the Israelis launched tear gas canisters which caused some asphyxiation injuries.
In addition a resident of Jerusalem was arrested in a checkpoint at the entrance to the village and his car was confiscated.
At Yetma village, south of Nablus, five Palestinians were arrested.
On Monday, March 5, the Israeli forces arrested an additional 16 Palestinians from the West Bank.
According to Addameer, a Palestinian non-profit organization that support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons during the last quarter of 2011, 751 Palestinians were arrested by Israel. Amjad An-Najjar, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) in Hebron, Israeli soldiers arrested more than 200 residents only in the Hebron district during January and February of 2012.