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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Armed Israeli settlers attempt to raid Palestinian village, 2 Palestinians detained

An international activist is detained after crossing an Israeli army checkpoint between the West Bank city of Bethlehem and Jerusalem on March 28, 2010 during a protest against Israeli closures. [MaanImages/Luay Sababa]

JENIN (Ma'an) -- Dozens of settlers tried to raid the village of Arraba in Jenin overnight Wednesday, Palestinian security sources said.

Israeli forces were stationed on the western side of the village to prevent dozens of settlers from the adjacent Mevo Dotan settlement from entering, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an.

The settlers were reportedly planning to hold a demonstration but were forbidden from doing so by Israeli forces.

In a separate incident in Jenin, Israeli forces detained Bilia Farid Awad, 43, on Wednesday after raiding his shop in Siris village.

Israeli soldiers also raided the home of Fawzi Sharqawi in Az-Zababida village and handed summons orders to his four sons to visit Israeli intelligence.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that two people in Jenin had been detained on Wednesday for "security questioning."