***image2***Occupation forces entered Jayyus in the early hours of Wednesday morning, where they broke into homes and arrested three university students.
According to witnesses at least 10 military jeeps and 65 soldiers entered the village of Jayyus at 3am. Groups of soldiers surrounded a number of areas and broke into family homes without warning. After forcing families from their homes and into the street, soldiers held a number of young men from the village at gunpoint, checking IDs and took several for questioning.
Three young men were subsequently arrested and taken from the village. They are Hassan Othman, Mahde Asam Nofl and Abdulrahem Khaled. All of the men are 19 years old and are students at Al-Najah University. Two of those arrested were due to sit their final exams for the summer session today, and their arrest and detention may prevent them from completing their education next year.
Witnesses report that soldiers were verbally abusive to family members and prevented them from giving the young men clothes to wear before being taken away. No reason has been given for the arrest of the three young men and their current whereabouts is unknown.
Later in the morning, Occupation forces re-entered the village.