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Israeli forces detain 31, including slain Palestinian's widow, in overnight raids

Dec. 15, 2016 5:24 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 15, 2016 8:19 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 31 Palestinians, including a widow and at least two minors, in raids between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources told Ma’an.

East Jerusalem

In East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 16 Palestinians.

Thirteen of the detained were identified by PPS as Yahya Yasser al-Kamil, 15, Luay al-Rujbi, 21, Fadi Abassi, 18, Abd al-Karim Ubeid, 27, Samir Shaludi, 18, Tariq Abassi, 25, Naim Sharif, 17, Ahmad Juwilis, 22, Muslim Odeh, 16, Mahmoud Salim, 19, Bahaa Abu Taya, 19, Muhammad Abu al-Hamam, 19, and Majdi Abassi.

Addameer lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud said that the 13 were detained in the Old City neighborhood of al-Tur.

Mahmoud also said that Hanadi Sarhan, the widow of Samir Sarhan who was killed by Israeli forces in 2010, was detained in the neighborhood of Silwan.

In the Issawiya neighborhood, PPS said Israeli forces detained Amir Khaldoun Mustafa and Mustafa Ibrahim Asila.

Northern West Bank

In the northern occupied West Bank, PPS reported that Israeli forces detained Mahmoud Ahmad Qamim and Muhammad Salim Abu Mukh in the Jenin district. The group also stated that Islam Dabaya and Muhammad Wishahi were also briefly detained in Jenin and later released.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that two Palestinians were detained in the city of Jenin.

In the Tulkarem district, PPS reported that Israeli forces detained Muhammad Muslih Barhush in the village of Kafr al-Labad.

In the Nablus district, locals reported that former prisoners Muhammad Marshud and Abada al-Jamal were detained.

The army spokesperson said one Palestinian was detained in the Balata refugee camp, while another was detained in the village of Asira al-Shamaliya. She made no mention of a detention in the Tulkarem district.

Central and southern West Bank

In the central West Bank, PPS reported that Ahmad Muhib Muri was detained in the Salfit governorate.

The Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that one person was detained in the Salfit-area village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, while Israeli forces detained another in Deir Abu Mashaal in the Ramallah district.

In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, PPS said five Palestinians were detained, identified as Jamal Ali Muhammad Tmiza, 65, Yazan Atif Rujbi, Nader Suleiman Masalma, Wajih Atta Hamid Rujbi, and his son Hamuda Wajih Rujbi.

Locals said that Masalma was detained in the village of Beit Awwa, and that Tmiza was detained in Idhna.

They added that Amir al-Titi was detained in al-Arrub refugee camp.

The Israeli army listed three detentions in the city of Hebron, one in al-Arrub, one in Beit Awwa and one in Idhna.

The army claimed that it found an M-16 rifle and a handgun in a workshop in Idhna.

Locals, meanwhile, reported that the Israeli army seized two cars in the village of Dura.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, some 7,000 Palestinians were imprisoned by Israel as of October, the majority of whom were detained during the near-daily overnight raids conducted by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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