Photo: Ma'an
Photo: Ma’an

Al-Quds, 17 Safar 1436/10 December 2014 (MINA) – Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians, including a Fatah leader, in East Jerusalem overnight (9/11), a lawyer said.

A lawyer for the prisoner rights group Addameer, Muhammad Mahmoud siad,  Israeli forces detained Abeer Ziad from her home in Jerusalem.

Ziad is a Fatah leader in the Jerusalem district, Mahmoud said, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Additionally, Israeli forces arrested Muatasim Gheith, Hamza Shweiki, Muhammad Aziz Uweis, Majd Abdullah Uweis, Muhammad Hussein Uweis, Ayyub Abu Asab, Luay Zaatra, Hussein Darwish, Ahmad Gharib, and Muhammad Zghayyar in Jerusalem, the lawyer said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman, soldiers detained 19 Palestinians elsewhere in the West Bank overnight.

She said one was detained near Ramallah, five near Bethlehem, and 13 near Hebron.

Israeli forces regularly carry out overnight detention raids in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, usually on the pretext of security questioning.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized abroad.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)