Seventeen Palestinians Arrested From Beit Ommar in March 2012

2 April 2012

Over the course of the past month, the Israeli army has arrested seventeen Palestinians from their homes in Beit Ommar, a village in the southern West Bank. Israeli Forces raid the village almost every night, often making arrests and ransacking homes. The raids have often targeted Palestinian minors, and activists and organizers involved in popular resistance initiatives against the Israeli occupation. Of the seventeen arrested, ten are under the age of 18.

During a raid, Palestinians are frequently taken from their homes without any explanation given as to why they were being arrested. Most often they are taken in jeeps to the Gush Etzion settlement, which houses a jail and interrogation center.

The names and ages of the arrested are below, along with the date of their arrest:

Naseem Khader Alamy, 34 years old (arrested March 1, 2012)
Hasan Alamy, 22 years old (arrested March 1, 2012)
Malik Alamy, 25 years old (arrested March 1, 2012)
Yousef Ibrahem Alamy, 36 years old (arrested March 1, 2012)
Malik Mahmoud Alamy, 20 years old (arrested March 1, 2012)
Aish Khaled Awad, 16 years old (arrested March 5, 2012)
Motaz Khaled Awad, 18 years old (arrested March 5, 2012)
Basil Khaled Abu Maria, 16 years old (arrested March 5, 2012)
Zain Hisham Abu Maria, 15 years old (arrested March 7, 2012)
Samy Abu Jouda, 15 years old (arrested March 7, 2012)
Said Imad Saleeby, 16 years old (arrested March 7, 2012)
Ahmad Mahmoud Saleeby, 16 years old (arrested March 12, 2012)
Bilal Mahmoud Awad, 16 years old (arrested March 12, 2012)
Mohamad Jawdat Ady, 15 years old (arrested March 12, 2012)
Amer Alqam, 16 years old (arrested March 12, 2012)
Ismail Eisa Saleeby, 34 years old (arrested March 23, 2012)
Hussein Ramzi Khadr Alamy, 14 years old (arrested March 31, 2012)

In addition, seven people have received papers from the Israeli army, requesting that they report to the security center for interrogations. Those people are:

Hamza Sabarna, 20 years old
Basim Alamy, 45 years old
Mohamad Alamy, 20 years old
Memdouh Alamy, 24 years old
Sofian Baher, 34 years old
Nadeem Safarna, 36 years old
Ibrahim Awad, 20 years old