Israeli army arrests six Palestinians in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
May 19, 2011 - 12:00am


The Israeli army arrested Thursday six Palestinians during raids in the West bank, Palestinian security sources and the Israeli military said. The Israeli army conducted its operations in various areas in the West Bank, which included raiding and searching a number of houses, Palestinian sources said. Israel Radio reported that the arrests are the wanted people on Israel's list. The Israeli army launch operations on daily bases in the West Bank, insisting that its operations target wanted Palestinians, while the Palestinians say that they sometimes arrest civilians.


Israeli army closes West Bank village, arrests 23 Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
April 10, 2011 - 12:00am


The Israeli army announced on Sunday the Awarta village in the West Bank as a closed military area and arrested 23 Palestinians, including three women. Qais Awwad, head of the village's council, said the Israeli army was conducting an operation in the village since early morning after closing all its entrances. The army forces arrested 20 youths and three women from the village after an investigation, Awwad said, adding that the forces stormed dozens of houses in the village and destroyed the furniture in four houses.


Israeli army arrests three Palestinians, Hamas lawmaker
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 31, 2011 - 12:00am


The Israeli army arrested four Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron Thursday, including a Hamas lawmaker, a statement said. The Israeli army broke into the house of the legislator, Mohammed Bader, and arrested him, said a statement by Hamas' Change and Reform parliamentary bloc. In 2006, Israel rounded up all West-Bank based Hamas' lawmakers when the Islamic movement captured an Israeli soldier near the Gaza Strip. Mohammed Bader was released about six months ago. Israel also arrested three civilians, all of them teenagers, in the city.


Arrest raid targets Beit Ummar, 14 detained
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 28, 2011 - 12:00am


Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians overnight from the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar, as construction of military road blocks and a fence surrounding one side of the residential area continue. Local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad estimated that 150 Israeli soldiers entered the town during the campaign, which began at 2:30 a.m., as soldiers entered homes with sniffer dogs and took residents. Twelve of the 14 taken were identified, seven of them under the age of 18, one of whom was only 15 years old.


Israeli forces re-enter Awarta
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 22, 2011 - 12:00am


Israeli forces re-entered the northern West Bank village of Awarta at sunrise Tuesday, announcing via loudspeaker that the community was under curfew the for a second time this month. The village had been under a military curfew from March 12-16 as Israeli police, military and intelligence forces searched the area for evidence relating to the murder of five settlers in the adjacent illegal settlement Itamar.


Israel bars ICRC aid from reaching homeless Bedouin
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 23, 2011 - 1:00am


Residents of the tiny Bedouin hamlet of Amniyr crowded into a small cave in the rocky hills south of Hebron to sleep on Wednesday night, after their tent homes were destroyed by Israeli demolition crews claiming the hamlet as state land. Village elder Hajj Mahmoud said the three families that live in the area spent the day in the open air, trying to salvage items from the buried heaps left by Israeli demolition crews.


Mourners, Israel troops clash after WBank funeral
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
January 29, 2011 - 1:00am


Palestinian mourners clashed with Israeli troops who used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets after the funeral of a youth in the West Bank on Saturday, Palestinian witnesses and the army said. The mourners hurled rocks at soldiers after the funeral of Youssef Fakhri-Khlil, 17, who died of his wounds after being shot by Jewish settlers in the West Bank on Friday. An army spokeswoman said troops responded with "riot dispersal means".


Israeli troops avoid jail in Palestinian shooting
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
January 27, 2011 - 1:00am


An Israeli military court on Thursday sentenced two soldiers convicted in the close-range shooting of a bound and blindfolded Palestinian man, but spared them jail time. Lt. Col. Omri Borberg, caught on video holding the arm of Ashraf Abu Rahmeh while he was shot with a rubber-coated bullet, cannot be promoted for the next two years, or command troops for one year, the military said. The sergeant who pulled the trigger has completed his military service, but was demoted to private.


'Demolition of Palestinian homes in West Bank's Area C tripled in 2010'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - January 26, 2011 - 1:00am


The number of Palestinian residences demolished by Israel's Civil Administration in the part of the West Bank under full Israeli control tripled last year compared to 2009, data complied by B'Tselem shows. Attorney Shlomo Lecker, who has represented the Jahalin Bedouin tribe in the West Bank for years, attributed the increase in Area C demolitions directly to the increased pressure applied over the last two years by both settlers and a new organization, Regavim.


Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian gunman - army
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
January 20, 2011 - 1:00am


Palestinian gunman opened fire at Israeli soldiers, who shot back and killed him, near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, the military said. The incident seemed likely to fuel concern in Israel that Palestinian attacks against Israelis in the occupied West Bank, which have largely subsided in the past few years, could increase if peace talks remain frozen. Major Itamar Ashkenazi, a deputy battalion commander in the area where the shooting took place, said the attacker was on a donkey when he approached the guard post near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan.



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