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Israeli Occupation Forces Continue Aggression on Palestinian Cities, Injuring People, Kidnapping them, Damaging their Property, on September 16, 2008

Israeli bulldozers destroy agricultural land near Tubas

Date: 16 / 09 / 2008  Time:  15:52
Tubas – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation government military bulldozers on Tuesday dug up large areas of agricultural land planted with potatoes in the northern West Bank city of Tubas.

Thirty five donums of the land belong to Fakhri Abdul-Raziq and three other donums belong to Muhammad Abu Khayzaran. An irrigation network was also destroyed in the area.

Agronomist Muhammad Fakhri said Israeli military bulldozers, accompanied by military vehicles, dug up areas in the Qishda neighborhood of Tubas.

He appealed to the Palestinian president and prime minister to support farmers that work under Israeli aggression and to send representatives of the Palestinian agriculture ministry to assess their losses.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap Palestinian from Jenin Refugee Camp

Date: 16 / 09 / 2008  Time:  10:58
Jenin – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday morning kidnapped a Palestinian from Jenin Refugee Camp in the northern West Bank during an early morning raid.

A Palestinian security source stated that Israeli occupation forces stormed the camp from the west and ransacked several homes before apprehending 26-year-old Muhammad Abu Sirriyya.

Separately, Israeli occupation forces raided the city of Jenin as well as the nearby towns of Arraba and Kafr Ra’i, firing into the air and breaking into houses.

Israeli occupation forces raid Duheisha Refugee Camp near Bethlehem and seize young man

Date: 16 / 09 / 2008  Time:  10:25
Bethlehem – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday raided the Duheisha refugee camp south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem and seized a young Palestinian man.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that eight military jeeps and three armored personnel carriers invaded the camp early in the morning. Israeli troops ransacked a number of homes before they kidnapped Bashar Ramadan.

The sources added that invading Israeli occupation forces broke into home of journalist Usama Al-Ayasah and handed him a warrant summoning him and his son to an Israeli intelligence office.

Israeli occupation forces raid Dar Salah near Bethlehem

Date: 16 / 09 / 2008  Time:  10:13
Bethlehem – Ma’an –

Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday morning raided the town of Dar Salah, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Sources in the village said Israeli occupation troops are conducting forcible house-to-house searches.

According to the local sources, the soldiers raided the homes of Khalid Abu Haniyeh, Khalil Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Huzeabi, Jamal Al-Huzaibi, Azmi Al-Ajdal and Adil Al-Ajdal.

Israeli occupation forces injure two Palestinians near Ramallah

Date: 16 / 09 / 2008  Time:  10:11
Bethlehem – Ma’an –

Two Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire near Israeli settlement of Beit El near the city of Ramallah in the central West Bank, Israeli sources reported.

Israeli occupation soldiers reportedly opened fire at the Palestinians after they hurled Molotov Cocktails at Israeli patrols. The injured Palestinians were taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment, and will be later sent to detention centers for interrogation.

Israeli occupation troops take one Palestinian prisoner in the West Bank Tuesday

Tuesday September 16, 2008 17:16 by George Rishmawi

An Israeli occupation force invaded the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Jenin and the nearby Jenin refugee camp and took one civilian prisoner on Tuesday.

Troops broke into the house of Mohammad Abu Sariyah 25 in Jenin refugee camp, in the early hours of the morning, ransacked his home and took him to unknown destination, eyewitnesses reported.

The Israeli military also invaded the nearby Kufu Ra’ai and ‘Arraba villages, drove into the villages for some time and left.

In the meantime, another Israeli occupation force invaded the Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank. Troops broke into a number of homes and ransacked them.

Eyewitnesses said, that the houses that have been invaded belong to, Ahmed Tawfiq, Adel Atiyyah and the journalist Usama Ayasah. The soldiers gave a warrant to Ayasah and older son to be summoned at the Israeli security service.

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