Israel Raids Hebron and Arrests Palestinians

HEBRON, May 5, 2011 (WAFA) – Israeli forces demolished homes and tents Thursday and uprooted hundreds of trees in Khirbet Um Nir, in Hebron governorate south of the West Bank, according to local sources.

Rateb al-Jabour, head of the popular committee for the resistance of the wall and settlements, said Israeli forces arrested a number of Palestinians and beat them and a number of reporters. Several were rushed to the hospital as a result.

He said Israeli forces periodically target the area and demolish homes and tents to force the Palestinians to leave, in order to seize their lands.

Forces also raided a nursery owned by a Palestinian farmer in Wadi al-Qif, northwest of Hebron, searched it thoroughly and handed his brother an order to report to Israeli intelligence.

In the village of Turqumiya, forces raided the town, searched many homes and detained one Palestinian for several hours, according to local sources.

Security sources told WAFA that Israelis detained a Palestinian policeman from the town of Ithna west of Hebron and gave him an order to report to Israeli intelligence.

Soldiers also raided other towns of Hebron, set up checkpoints and checked the identity cards of drivers and passengers.
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