Relatives: Israeli forces detain 2 teens in Hebron
Published Tuesday 24/07/2012 (updated) 25/07/2012 12:01
Israeli soldiers and police search for Palestinian students during a raid
on a Palestinian school (MaanImages/Najeh Hashlamoun, File)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two teenagers in Hebron at dawn on Tuesday, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said.
Over 50 soldiers entered the southern West Bank city and detained Basel Matrabeh, 15, from his home. Meanwhile, Saker Suati, 13, was detained from his home in Beit Awa, south of Hebron, PPS said in a statement.
Matrabeh's father said he was astonished that 50 soldiers were dispatched to arrest a teenager. Basel Matrabeh was accused of throwing stones at neighboring settlement Kiryat Arba, a charge his father said was fabricated by settlers who received substantial protection from the Israeli army.
Meanwhile Suati's father said more than 10 military jeeps surrounded his home, and that soldiers broke down the door, opened fire and severely beat his son who tried to defend the family. Soldiers smashed furniture in the home, he added.
An Israeli military spokesman said he was not familiar with the arrests.