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14 Palestinians detained in overnight West Bank raids

Oct. 25, 2017 3:35 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 5:02 P.M.)
(File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians during predawn raids on Wednesday across the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in the West Bank, and placed three minors from occupied East Jerusalem under house arrest.

According to PPS, the Israeli army detained three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, three from the Bethlehem area,an 18-year-old from the Qalqiliya-area town of Joyous, and a 48-year-old man from the Tulkarem refugee camp.

Locals in Hebron told Ma’an that three Palestinians were detained from Beit Ummar, and that a Palestinian man and his son were detained from Bani Naim after forces allegedly found ammunition in their home.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that 14 Palestinians were detained from the West Bank overnight.

Meanwhile, Israeli police released three minors from East Jerusalem on Wednesday after their families posted a bail of $285 for each. They teens were ordered to house arrest for five days, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.

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

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 121 search and arrest operations across the West Bank and arrested 205 Palestinians, including nine children, between September 26 and October 9.

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