Friday, 16 July 2010

IOF troops detain 20 citizens including two young women

[ 15/07/2010 - 09:04 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night detained 13 Palestinian citizens in various West Bank areas including four of one family two of them sisters in Nablus, local sources said on Thursday.

They said that a big number of IOF armored vehicles stormed the village of Beit Forik in Nablus district before dawn and detained nine civilians.

They said that four of the detainees were of the Ghulma family including Ayman Abu Ghulma, who was released from jail only a month ago after four and a half years in captivity.

The detainees also included Lanan Abu Ghulma and her sister Taghrid. Lanan was released from Israeli detention in October last year in the German-brokered deal between Hamas and Israel whereby Israel released 20 Palestinian women in return for a video of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot reported on Thursday that the IOF soldiers arrested 13 citizens in the districts of Nablus, Qalqilia, and Ramallah.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers detained seven other Palestinians in Bethlehem district at dawn Thursday.

One of them was detained by a special IOF unit south of the city while the remaining six were detained in Asakra village, east of the city, including three brothers one of them is only 17 years old.

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