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Israeli forces detain 26 Palestinians in overnight raids

Oct. 30, 2017 5:34 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 31, 2017 10:34 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 26 Palestinians during predawn raids Monday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement on Monday that 23 Palestinians were detained from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that 26 Palestinians were detained from the West Bank.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 196 search and arrest operations across the West Bank, including nine children, between October 10 and October 23.

Northern West Bank

According to PPS, Israeli forces arrested nine Palestinians from the northern West Bank Tulkarem district.

Local sources told Ma’an that the detainees were identified as Mahfouth Abu Aisha, Mutasem al-Muhr Abu Laila, Mumen Daameh, Muhammad Nidal Aref, Asaad Safuri, Muntaser al-Badda, Munther Mershid Mhanna, Ihab al-Ajuz and Ali Shihadeh.

Israeli forces reportedly detained a minor in the Nablus district, according to PPS. Locals told Ma’an that Muhannad al-Shilleh from the Ras al-Ein area in Nablus City.

PPS added that two Palestinians were detained from the Jenin district.

Central West Bank & East Jerusalem

According to PPS, two Palestinians were detained from the Ramallah district.

Locals told Ma’ant that three Palestinians were detained from the Salfit district, and identified them as brothers Adham and Ahmad Haitham Suboh and Suhaib Ibrahim Bakr from the al-Zawiyeh town.

In East Jerusalem, PPS said that Israeli forces detained Amal Abu Sneineh, 40, and that no reason was given for her detention. Forces also detained two Palestinians from the Old City of East Jerusalem.

Southern West Bank

Daoud Salameh al-Jawarish was detained by Israeli forces from the town of Beit Jala in the Bethlehem district.

PPS reported that four university students were detained from the Hebron district. Local sources identified them as Bilal Jihad Amr from the Dura town, Ghazi Farouq al-Masalmeh from Beit Awwa, Udayy Saadi Ikhlayyil from Beit Ummar, and Muhammad Abu Salameh from Dura.

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