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News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - December 6 2005
With the courtesy of IMEMC and WAFA
Tuesday December 6 2005
Edited by Katerina Heller

Two residents arrested near Hebron
IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 12:42

Israeli soldiers invaded the villages of Sair and Al Thaheriyya, near the West Bank city of Hebron, broke into dozens of homes and arrested two residents.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that soldiers arrested Ashraf Abdul-Hamid al Froukh, 29, from Sair, and Anwar Kamel Wreidat, 23, from Al Thaheriyya, and transferred them to an unknown destination.

Soldiers broke into and searched several homes in the two villages after surrounding them, damage was reported.


Army invades Tubas, Tammoun
IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 12:36

Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Tubas, and Tammoun village, north of the West Bank.

A Palestinian security source in Tubas reported that soldiers invaded Tammoun and Tubas after installing military roadblocks at their entrances, dozens of residents were detained and interrogated for several hours.

Soldiers withdrew from the area, leaving sudden checkpoints installed at the northern and southern entrances of Tubas.


Father, brothers of Netanya bomber arrested
IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 10:47

Israeli soldiers arrested on Tuesday morning seven residents in Tulkarem area, in the north of the West Bank, including the father and brothers of Netanya suicide bomber.

A local source in Tulkarem reported that soldiers supported by several armored vehicles, invaded on Tuesday at dawn, the villages of Allar and Qaffeen, north of Tulkarem, and surrounded the home of Lutfi Abu Saada, 21, the bomber who carried the Netanya suicide bombing on Monday, and broke into it.

Soldiers searched the home of Abu Saada and arrested his father Amin, and his brothers, Mohammad, 24, Samer, 15, and Tamer, 19 years old.

Also, soldiers arrested Jamil Mohammad Jeebat, 18, and Rami Al Kharouf, 22.

In the village of Qaffeen, north of Tulkarem, soldiers broke into the home of Ashraf Waleed Sabah, 19, and arrested him.


Army invades Bethlehem, breaks into homes
IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 10:39

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem and broke into dozens of homes.

A local source in Bethlehem reported that soldiers, supported by armored vehicles, invaded the center of the city, especially the neighborhoods of Wadi Shahin and Wadi Maali, and conducted military searches of homes.

Soldiers withdrew from the city later on, no arrests were reported.


IOF Arrests 9 Citizens in WB

TULKAREM , December 6 ,2005 (WAFA) - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Tuesday nine citizens in the Wet Bank (WB) cities of Tulkarem and Hebron.

Security sources said that Israeli soldiers swept, backed by 25 military jeeps, into the city, launched a house-to-house search campaign and indiscriminately opened fire towards houses. They besieged the house of Lutfy Abu Sa`di, who was involved in Netanya operation, and arrested his father Amen Abu Sa`di, his three brothers and three other citizens.

In the meantime, Israeli soldiers stormed the villages of Sa`eer and az-Zahirya in Hebron city, launched an all-out search campaign arresting two citizens and leading them into an undisclosed place, Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said.

In Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers backed by armoured vehicles thrust into the city amid intensive fire shooting. They launched a search campaign into citizens` houses, but no arrests were reported.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers stormed Tubas city and Tammoun town, north WB and installed three military roadblocks, detaining tens of citizens for hours.


Citizen Dies of Wounds in Jordan

JENIN, December 6, 2005 (WAFA)- A Palestinian citizen died Tuesday in a Jordanian hospital of wounds he sustained during the beginning of Al-Aqsa Intifada, after being shot by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the West Bank (WB) city of Jenin, Palestinian medics said.

Medical sources in Jenin hospital told WAFA that Amjad Maher AL-Zara`i 22, was hit with a live bullet in the head at AL-Jalama checkpoint, north the city, in October 2000 and sustained complete paralysis.

The sources added that Al-Zara`i was treated in Jenin Governmental Hospital in November 25 and then transferred to a Hospital in Jordan where he died there.


500 Palestinian workers detained in Israel
Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 11:27

The Israeli Radio reported, on Tuesday morning, that Israeli border guards troops arrested 500 Palestinian workers in Israel over the last 24 hours.
The army claims that the workers were staying in Israeli without obtaining the needed permits from the Israeli authorities, and did not obtain permits which allow them to work in Israel.

The radio revealed that at least 250 workers were also arrested on Sunday for the same reasons.

Some 20 residents were transferred for the Israeli security services for interrogations, while the rest were fined and expelled to the West Bank.

Also, three Israelis were arrested after the police charged that they aided Palestinian workers to enter without obtaining the needed permits.

One Israeli employer was arrested for employing an illegal Palestinian workers, while another Israeli was arrested from providing housing for illegal workers.

The Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank, and the continuous closure imposed there, in addition to the continuous Israeli military operations, buckled the Palestinian economy and left hundreds of thousands of residents unemployed, which significantly increased poverty and unemployment rates in the occupied territories.


Al-Quds: Is Control Slipping Away?

RAMALLAH, December 6, 2005 (WAFA) -Al-Quds daily wondered if Netanya operation could make the parties come back to the cycle of violence and counter violence.

In its editorial, `Is the Control Slipping Away?`, AL-Quds said that the blast of Netanya on Monday, has been strongly condemned by Palestinian National Authority (PNA), since it threatens the state of calm, which is only respected by the Palestinian side.

The daily added that targeting civilians of the Palestinian and Israeli sides is unacceptable and denounced. It is the position of both the PNA and the opposition. But the state of calm requires two sides for its success and continuity. It is unwise for the Israeli government to expect maintainig the truce, while it continues the military attacks, arrests and assassinations.

The daily concluded that Israeli authorities are responsible for losing control on the state of calm, due to its continued and unjustified aggression against the occupied Palestinian lands.

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