Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up nine Palestinian citizens in Al-Khalil at dawn Thursday, media sources said.
They said that IOF soldiers detained a father and his three sons after breaking into their home in Samu village, south of Al-Khalil.
Locals in Dura town, west of Al-Khalil, said that big numbers of IOF soldiers burst into the home of Rami Rajoub, a leader in Al-Khalil University Islamic bloc, and took him away along with his brother Ra’fat.
IOF soldiers also detained two others in Al-Khalil city including Fuad Abu Seif, the director of operations and developments in the union of agricultural activity, local sources said, adding that the soldiers confiscated Abu Seif’s personal computer and mobile phones.
IOF soldiers arrested a Palestinian student from Al-Khalil at the Karame crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. Mohammed Al-Atrash, 22, was on his way to Saudi Arabia to perform the minor pilgrimage (Omra).