Israeli forces arrest 11 across the West Bank

Arab-Israel Relations Materials 3 May 2012 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

Israeli forces arrested 11 people across the West Bank overnight Wednesday, Israel's army said Maan reported

Six people were arrested in the Jenin area and five in Nablus, an Israeli army spokesman said.

Locals told Ma'an that Hamas leader Yousef Tawfiq Abu Elrob, 47, was detained from his home in Jalbun, east Jenin.

Another man, Ibrahim Hafeth Milhem, 30, was arrested in south Jenin after soldiers raided his house.

Palestinians living in the occupied territories are routinely arrested by Israeli forces, usually on the pretext of security.

Around 40 percent of Palestinian men living in the occupied territories have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives.