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Palestine: At least twenty Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in Beit Fore

21st Jun 2014
Palestine: At least twenty Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in Beit Fore

[Ransacked Palestinian home by Israeli forces in Beit Forik: Beit Forik Facebook Page]

IMEMC & Agencies: Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Friday at dawn Beit Forik town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and detained at least 20 Palestinians during an extensive search campaign targeting scores of homes.

Shortly after midnight, the army initially imposed a strict siege on the town, before dozens of vehicles invaded it and started home invasions and searches which lasted for several hours.
Local reporters stated the soldiers rounded up dozens of residents at a local school, and that the army was deliberately ransacking the homes while searching them.

The detained Palestinians were interrogated for several hours in the school; the army released some of the detained Palestinians, and kidnapped several others.

In addition, soldiers invaded various nearby villages and towns, and different neighborhoods in Nablus city, conducting nightlong invasions and searches for the fourth night in a row.

In Salfit, in central West Bank, soldiers kidnapped Omar Abul-Razeq, 55, who held the position of Finance Ministers of the tenth Palestinian Government that was formed in 2006, before Israel shunned it, and kidnapped dozens of ministers and legislators.

Abdul-Razeq teaches at the Najah University in Nablus, and was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel.

In Jenin, soldiers invaded the homes of Hamas-affiliated legislators, and the Arab American University, while a young man was shot during ensuing clashes.

The army also broke into the Islamic Block office on campus, ransacked it, and confiscated documents, and other materials.

They invaded the home of legislator Khaled Sa’id, in the Abu Dheir area, and the home of legislator Khaled Suleiman, in the Jaabriyyat area in the city.

One Palestinian was also shot in the leg by Israeli soldiers invading Jenin, and was moved to the Jenin Hospital.

The home of legislator Ibrahim Dahbour was also invaded in Arraba town, south of Jenin. The soldiers searched the property and interrogated Dahbour for several hours.

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