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Israel arrests over 50 Hamas supporters in Al-Khalil

Palestine Information Center – 21/08/2011

AL-KHALIL — Israeli occupation forces arrested Sunday morning more than 50 Hamas supporters in one of the largest raids on the West Bank city of Al-Khalil since 2003.

IOF troops accompanied by more than a hundred military vehicles in addition to undercover forces began raiding the city midnight Sunday and deployed throughout its neighborhoods, local and security sources said.

A number of arrests have also been made in towns outside of the city, as the operation, one of the largest since 2003, continues.

Violent clashes broke out in several areas and civilians have been left injured.

Among those taken into custody was Palestinian MP Mohammed Mutlaq Abu Juheisha.

Also on Sunday morning, Israeli forces arrested Palestinian reporter Oseid Abdul-Majid Amarina, 26, after a violent raid on his home in Dheisha refugee camp east of Bethlehem.

August 21, 2011 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture

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