Occupation forces detain 8 Palestinians from West Bank

September 01, 2021

WEST BANK – The occupation forces detained, last night and this morning, 5 Palestinian citizens from the governorate of Bethlehem. 

The occupation forces arrested Hassanein Shawka (59 years), and Youssef Ayyad Al-Harimy, from the center of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching their homes, local sources said.

Mustafa Saleh Abu Hammad, 20, from Aida refugee camp, was arrested last night, after being stopped by the occupation soldiers stationed at the "Container" checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, the sources added.

Yesterday evening, the occupation forces arrested the two teens, Issa Muhammad Zarina (17 years), from the Bir Ouna area in the city of Beit Jala, and Mansour Saleh Faraj (16 years), from Aida refugee camp, while they were near the apartheid separation wall in the city of Beit Jala.

In Ramallah, the occupation forces arrested the young man, Maher Al-Barghouti, after storming the town of Kober, west of the city. Confrontations erupted between the Palestinian young men and the occupation forces in the town and the neighboring town of Birzeit after they invaded it and detained the young man, Ma'en Al-Barghouti.

In a related context, the young man, Muhammad Atta Musa, from the town of Ni'lin, west of Ramallah, was wounded this morning, after the occupation soldiers shot him near a military checkpoint at the entrance to the town.