At least 13 Palestinians, mostly ex-prisoners, were arrested by the Palestinian Authority (PA) forces in a West Bank sweep.
A PA patrol, escorted by an ambulance, stormed the home of the Khanfer family and cracked down on women, firing gunshots in the air.
The break-in culminated in the abduction of the two young men Younes and Mohamed Khanfar. PA preventive forces attacked the Palestinian elderly Maher al-Akhras before they arrested him, along with his son, Islam. Young man Ghassan al-Saadi was arrested in the assault.
The PA preventive forces also stormed the home of Naseeb Hekmat and arrested his mother before they released her in an area located five kilometers away from the family home.
Five days earlier, the PA preventive troops in Tubas arrested six Palestinians. The arrestees have been held in Jericho jail.
The PA General Intelligence officers in Ramallah also arrested the student Osama al-Barghouthi, an ex-prisoner, after they summoned him to questioning.
At the same time, the PA intelligence in al-Khalil summoned the ex-prisoner Udai Awawda to questioning for the fourth time in four days.
(Source / 09.03.2018)