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Israeli forces detain 7 Palestinians during raids in northern West Bank

June 23, 2017 3:39 P.M. (Updated: June 23, 2017 8:46 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian during army raids carried out between Thursday and Friday across the northern occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

Israeli forces detained two Palestinian brothers, identified as Omran Abed al-Karim Abu Farha, 20, and Jad, 18, and also detained Khaled Sufian Abu Farha, 21 from Jenin city, according to local sources.

In Qalqilya city, Israeli forces raided several homes and detained Qaher Qaraan and Osama Hassan Halawa, locals added. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that three Palestinians were detained in Qalqiliya city.

In the Nablus district, a Palestinian was detained in the village of Madama, according to an Israeli army spokesperson. However, Palestinian sources did not provide additional details on the detention.

Israeli raids on Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces have carried out at least 74 search and detention raids on Palestinian communities between June 13 and 19, while 2016 saw a weekly average of 95 Israeli army raids, according to UN documentation.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, 6,200 Palestinians were being held in Israeli prison as of May.
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