[Thursday January 9, 2014] Six people from Jerusalem, Salfit, Jenin, Ramallah and Hebron were arrested by Israeli forces today, according to local and security sources. A Palestinian boy from Himza, aged 12, is facing Israeli indictment.Israeli security officers raided the Palestinian-African community neighborhood in the old city of Jerusalem Service and arrested a youth, according to local sources, the Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
Occupation forces broke into the village of Yasuf, in the northern West Bank area of Salfit, arresting a 25-year-old Palestinian.
In Jenin, a house in Jenin refugee camp was also raided by Israeli forces, who arrested a 39-year-old man after searching his house.
Also arrested was a 27-year-old man after forces searched his house in Beit Ur al-Tahta, west of Ramallah.
In Halhoul, near Hebron and to the south of the West Bank, forces arrested two men, aged 35 and 40, after searching their houses.
In related news, WAFA reports that Israeli authorities have indicted a 12-year-old boy from the town of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian branch of Defense of Children International (DCI).
It said that Mustafa Khatib, a sixth grade student, was arrested on January 6 and remanded to prison for three days, until charges against him could be filed.
DCI attorney Iyad Mesk, challenged the military prosecutor’s request at Ofer military court, near Ramallah, asking for the immediate release of Khatib.
(For more details on the indictment, continue reading at WAFA, below.)