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Israel arrests four Islamic Jihad members in Hebron

Five Palestinians, including four Islamic Jihad members, are arrested in the West Bank after their homes were raided by Israeli forces Sunday

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Apr 2013
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An Israeli police officer fires a tear gas canister towards Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: Reuters)
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Israeli occupation forces arrested five Palestinians Sunday morning, including four Islamic Jihad leaders, in Hebron after storming their homes.

Among those arrested include Mohamed Abd El-Qader Al-Mohtassab, Ahmed Abd El-Karim El-Eyoyee, and Akram Khalid Ahmaro, according to the Maan news agency.

Occupation forces arrested 17-year-old Mokdad Ahmaro, Akram's son, 6 March. Both father and son are members of the Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian resistance group.

In the village of Beit Ula, Israeli forces arrested Diaa Ezz El-Din, a farmer with the Islamic Jihad, as well as, Anas Abdel Malek Abdel Qader of Surif. They were transferred to an unknown location.

Israeli forces also raided the home of Bilal El-Hashemoun, inspecting it with police dogs, the Hashemoun's told Maan.

For its part, the Islamic Jihad movement says it will hold Israeli occupation authorities wholly responsible for the safety of its leaders and cadres within the occupation's prisons.

"We are under the conviction that this targeted escalation, which has reached our popular leaders in the West Bank, is meant to impede resistance and the breaking out of a popular uprising in the face of the occupation," the movement said in a statement Sunday. 

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