ISRAELI FORCES RAID HOMES, DETAIN PALESTINIAN IN BEIT UMMAR

Israeli forces raided several homes in the Safa area of Beit Ummar at dawn on Saturday, detaining one Palestinian man and delivering notices to three others to meet with Israeli intelligence. (Photo: Ma'an)
Israeli forces raided several homes in the Safa area of Beit Ummar at dawn on Saturday, detaining one Palestinian man and delivering notices to three others to meet with Israeli intelligence. (Photo: Ma’an)

Hebron,  24 Jumadil Awwal 1436/15 March 2015 (MINA) –  Israeli forces raided several homes in the Safa area of Beit Ummar at dawn on Saturday, detaining one Palestinian man and delivering notices to three others to meet with Israeli intelligence.

Israeli forces detained Yazan Ashraf Badawi Ikhleil, 18, who previously spent several months in Israeli jails. The soldiers assaulted Yazan’s brother, Rami, 20, as they raided the Ikhleil family home.

Spokesperson for a local popular committee in Beit Ummar, Muhammad Ayyad Awad, said the notices were delivered to Azmi Muhammad Azmi Ikhleil, 23, who was released two months ago from an Israeli prison following three years in Israeli custody, Majdi Adam Salem Ikhleil, 18, and Hassan Ali Hassan Adi, 21, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic  News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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Israeli forces routinely conduct night raids of towns and villages throughout the West Bank. Israeli news source Haaretz recently reported that the Israeli army carries out an average of 75 raids a week on West Bank Palestinian neighborhoods and villages.

Beit Ummar, like many towns that endure night raids, is classified under the Oslo Accords as Area A, where the Palestinian Authority nominally has full civil and military authority.  (T/P010/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)