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Israel conducts a series of raids in Al Khalil

Israel conducts a series of raids in Al Khalil
01-08-2012,00:50

Al Qassam website\ Agencies - The Israeli military arrested a young Palestinian with special needs after severely beating him in front of his parents, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against Settlement in Beit Ummar told the Palestine News Network.

Mohammad Ayad Awad said that Israeli forces broke into the home of Mohammad Khalil Mahmoud Abu Dayeh, 23, in the Safa area in Beit Ummar on Monday, and though they were aware of his mental health status, they tortured and beat him before removing him to an undisclosed location in a military jeep.

On Tuesday, the Israeli military raided several refugee camps south of Al Khalil and detained two residents. Five more Palestinians were arrested simultaneously around the West Bank.

The arrests of seven Palestinians on Tuesday morning as part of strategic Israeli raids into refugee areas continued what has already been a violent week in the West Bank. A series of raids into Palestinian homes and villages led to the arrest of two Palestinians near Al Khalil and five others around the West Bank. The Israeli military has released no charges for the detainees or any cause for the raids. 

The violence on Tuesday followed shocking news from Monday in which three Palestinians were shot at an Israeli checkpoint between the West Bank capital of Ramallah and occupied Jerusalem. The Israeli military released nor reason for the shooting but sources did confirm that 40-year old Akram Dair was killed. 

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