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3 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces overnight in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Aug. 26, 2017 12:47 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 26, 2017 3:33 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians overnight between Friday and Saturday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian sources.

The Jaber family, residents of the Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided their home in the predawn hours of Saturday morning and detained brothers Taha, 25, and Muhammad, 23, and summoned their brother Mahmoud, 21, for interrogation.

The family added that Israeli forces assaulted family members and destroyed furniture during the search.

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment on the detention raid in Shufat.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli forces raided the Wadi Abu Fariha area in eastern Bethlehem where they searched several houses, including the home of former prisoners Maher Ubayyat, Tareq Ubayyat and Ghaleb Ubayyat. Israeli forces delivered interrogation summons to Hamadeh Omar Ubayyat.

No detentions were reported in the area.

Locals told Ma’an that overnight Israeli forces detained Yousif Elias Sarahneh, 22, from the Bethlehem-area al-Duheisha refugee camp while he was crossing the Container checkpoint in the northern Bethlehem district.

Yousif Sarahneh

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that no detentions were made overnight in the West Bank.

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 85 search and detention raids carried thus far in 2017, according to UN documentation.

According to Palestinian prisoner’s rights group Addameer, there are some 6,128 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons, including at least 320 minors and 62 women and girls.

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