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2 disabled Palestinians among 4 detained during Israeli raids in Hebron, Bethlehem

July 29, 2017 11:11 A.M. (Updated: July 29, 2017 9:33 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least four Palestinians, two of whom were disabled, during dawn hours on Saturday in the Hebron and Bethlehem districts in the southern occupied West Bank.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided Hebron city and detained Majdi Radi al-Juneid and Abd al-Ilah Muhammad al-Saed after searching their homes in the city.

Meanwhile, in Bethlehem city, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians, who locals said were disabled; however, they did not specify what kind of disabilities the Palestinians were living with. Locals identified the detainees as Hamzeh Abdullah al-Afifi from Doha and Ahmad Anwar Ghneimat, 21, who was detained from a restaurant in central Bethlehem city.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the detentions.

Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with a biweekly average of 95 search and detention raids carried out over the course of 2016, according to UN documentation.

According to a report released earlier this month, there were 6,300 Palestinians in Israeli prisons as of June, including 300 minors and 486 Palestinians held under Israel’s contested policy of administrative detention -- imprisonment without trial or charges.
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