Israeli soldiers arrested, on Sunday, nine residents in the village of Bil’in near the West Bank city of Ramallah, after invading the village and breaking into dozens of homes.
A local source in the village reported that soldiers surround dozens of homes, broke into them causing damage, and forced the families out.
Eyad Bornat, head of the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil’in, reported that soldiers arrested Wajdi Shawkat Al Khateeb, 17, Mohammad Omran Al Khateeb, 22, Jawad Omran, 18, and Mohammad Khaleel Abu Rahma, 18 years old.
Also on Sunday, soldiers conducted another wave of arrests and attacks, and arrested Abdullah Abdul-Halim Abu Rahma, 26, Hasan Awadh Yassin, 29, and his brothers Fadel, 24, and Faraj, 18, in addition to arresting Adham Ibrahim Abu Rahma, 19, as a means to pressure his brother, Ashraf, to hand himself to the army; Ashraf is wanted by the Israeli security.
Two days ago, troops arrested Hilmi Mustafa Abu Rahma, 17, after invading Bil’in, and transferred him to Ofer detention facility, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Recently, Israeli soldiers intensified their military invasions in Bil’in and broke into dozens of homes, in an attempt to bar the residents and peace activists from protesting against the Separation Wall which is annexing their lands and barring the residents from reaching what is left from their orchards.
Bornat said that Israel bulldozed 2300 Dunams of farmlands which belong to the residents of Bil’in in order to construct the Wall and expand the settlement of Mateet Yahwa, adjacent to the village.