Journalists Detained, Activists Arrested
[Sunday, January 26, 2014] Israeli police have shot a Palestinian man, aged 41, while he was in Israel for work, according to medical sources.Director of the Red Crescent in Jenin, Mahmoud Saadi, said that Israeli police shot Abdullah Zyound, 41, from the village of Silat al-Harithiya, near Jenin, on Sunday, injuring him in his leg and arm during a pursuit of workers in Israel, the Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
He was transferred from Salem military compound to the north east of Jenin, to a hospital, for medical treatment.
Israeli police rarely issue work permits for Palestinians to enter Israel.
WAFA also reports that, on Saturday night, Israeli settlers severally beat a 13-year-old Palestinian in central Hebron, according to the child’s father.
The father told WAFA that settlers assaulted Yazan al-Shirbati while he was passing near Beit Hadasa settlement, causing several bruises throughout his body.
He said that Israeli police arrested them both, following the incident, and detained them for five hours in Ja’bara police station, where police accused them of trying to assault the settlers and other soldiers.
They were later released after signing a pledge to appear before court if summoned.
In related news, WAFA reports that Israeli army soldiers, on Sunday, prevented cameramen working for WAFA and Associated Press from covering events in the village of Wad Rahhal, near Bethlehem, where settlers proceeded to raze a Palestinian-owned land.
WAFA’s correspondent said soldiers detained them for hours and attempted to seize their cameras in order to delete the photos they had taken of the event.
Also on Sunday, the Israeli army arrested two Palestinians from the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron, including the coordinator of the National Committee against Settlements and the Apartheid Wall, Hassan Brijiyeh, according to witnesses.
Brijiyeh was arrested while attempting, along with several other activists and village residents, to prevent Israeli settlers and soldiers from razing Palestinian land in an area near the village of Wad Rahhal, to the south of Bethlehem.
Israeli forces also arrested a 31-year-old from the village of Samu' to the south of Hebron after raiding and searching his home.