Israeli soldiers withdrew from Al Zababda village, near the West Bank city of Jenin, after invading it on Monday at dawn; twelve residents, including students of the Arab-American University in Jenin, were injured.
Palestinian medical sources in Jenin reported that some residents suffered moderate wounds. The invasion was carried out by 30 military vehicles; soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition and surrounded a four-story building used a residency for students of the University.
Soldiers broke into the building after using a woman as a human shield, and claimed that that resistance fighters where hiding in the building; the woman was identified as Ghada Sharqawiyya.
The army is using the Palestinian residents as human shield despite that the procedure was barred by the Israeli High Court of justice.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, soldiers arrested eight residents. Five, said to be members of Fateh movement, residents were arrested in Hebron, one resident was arrested in Bethlehem, two where arrested in the nearby village of Al Obeydiyya, and one resident was arrested in Al Sammoa’ village, near Hebron.
One Israeli soldier was reported injured in Nablus, after an explosive charge detonated near a military jeep during an invasion to the city, damage was reported.
Ã‚Â Army demolishes a home near Jenin
Ã‚Â Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies – Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 21:11
A local source in Jenin, reported that Israeli military bulldozers demolished a home which the Israeli soldiers surrounded earlier on Monday morning in Al Zababda village, near the West Bank City of Jenin.
An Israeli military source reported that five residents, including three members of the Islamic Jihad where hiding in the building which is used as a residents from the Arab-American University in Jenin.
The five residents are students of the Arab-American University. On Sunday at night, Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian residents in Jenin, after invading it and breaking into dozens of homes in Abu Baker area, in the center of the city. Soldiers surrounded a building, broke into it and arrested the two residents.
Seven residents injured in Al Zababda village, near Jenin
Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli soldiers invaded Al Zababda village, south of the West Bank city of Jenin, and surrounded a building used as a residency by students of the Arab-American University in Jenin, several residents were injured during clashes which erupted in the village.
The Maan News Agency reported that soldiers surrounded Khoury building which is used as residency for the students, while military apaches were hovering over the area.
Army source claimed that two wanted members of the resistance are hiding there; no arrests were reported.
Soldiers broke into the building and conducted military searches; the students were detained in a home which belongs to resident Ni’ma Kasbary after the soldiers broke into is and used it as a military post. Clashes were reported between dozens of school students in the village and the soldiers after invading the village; soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and gas bombs, seven residents were injured.
Troops occupied several homes and used their rooftops as monitoring towers, local sources reported.
Israeli soldiers invaded Al Zababda several times over the last several days, and conducted military searches of homes.