Israeli forces, on Wednesday, detained several Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including former prisoners, and detained fishermen in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to local sources.
The Israeli Navy detained, on Wednesday, two Palestinian fishermen while they were fishing off the coast of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, releasing them afterwards.
An official with the Fishermen’s committee, Zakaria Bakr, stated that the Navy detained Muhammad Omar Al-Najjar, 48, and his son Omar, 22, interrogated them for several hours, confiscated their boat and released them.
Israeli police detained, on Wednesday, an unidentified Palestinian young man from the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town in occupied East Jerusalem, taking to an interrogation center.
The army invaded, on Wednesday, Khirbet Qalqas village, south of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, and broke into the home of Palestinian civilian Walid Abu Turki, detaining him as well as his son Muhammad.
Soldiers stormed and searched the home of former prisoner Mustafa Jamil Ghunaimat, from Surif town, northwest of Hebron.
A former prisoner, identified as Issam Jawdat Ismail Rayan, 46, was detained, Wednesday, by occupation forces in Beit Duqu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, after soldiers stormed and searched his family home.
In the northern part of the occupied West Bank, northeast of Tulkarem, undercover Israeli agents stormed Illar town, on Wednesday, and abducted a young man identified as Mohammad Zoheir Abu Hanifa, after searching and ransacking his home.
Meanwhile, the army stormed and ransacked the home of former prisoner, Riad Abu Safiya, 62, in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank.
Soldiers stormed and searched the home of another former prisoner, identified as Muhammad Ghayzan, before detaining him and his two sons Awad and Abdel Aziz, from Qibya village, northwest of Ramallah.
At dawn Wednesday, the occupation Navy detained six Palestinian fishermen and confiscated two of their fishing boats, according to the head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate.
Nizar Ayyash stated that, “The Israeli navy arrested six fishermen at dawn today: Mahmoud Nabil Al-Bardawil, Muhammad Is`id Abu Batn, Khalil Ayman Al-Bardawil, Muhammad Ayman Al-Bardawil, Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Bardawil, and Ibrahim Howishel Abu Adwan.”
Ayyash added that the Navy opened fire towards the boats off the coast of Rafah, in the southern coastal enclave, before seizing them, and that the six men were taken to an unknown location. One report noted that the men were subsequently released.
Furthermore, Israeli troops infiltrated Jenin and its refugee camp, in the northern West Bank, and detained four Palestinian civilians, and assaulted one of them.
Soldiers attacked and detained a young man, identified as Asim Abu Al-Haijaa after breaking down the doors of the home in the Jenin refugee camp, and damaging its contents, according to a family member.
Additionally, soldiers detained Yazan Merhi, and Nidal Amin Khazem from the Jenin refugee camp.
In Qabatiya town, south of Jenin, the army invade the homes of and detained Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Rub, and two former prisoners identified as Alaa Hanaisheh and Yasser Abu Al-Rub.
During the occupation forces’ storming of Jenin, soldiers opened fire at Palestinian youths who protested the invasion, shooting four young men, killing Ahmed Masad, 21, from Burqin town, west of Jenin, after shooting him in the head with live ammunition.