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Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

Nov. 22, 2017 12:03 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 23, 2017 4:34 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians, including a woman, during overnight raids between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS reported that five Palestinians, including two brothers, were detained from the northern West Bank district of Jenin.

In the central West Bank, two Palestinians were detained from the city of Ramallah.

In the southern West Bank, PPS reported that one Palestinian was detained from the Bethlehem area, while seven Palestinians, including a woman, were detained from the town of Yatta in the Hebron district.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 166 search and arrest operations across the West Bank between October 24 and November 26.

Meanwhile, prisoners’ rights group Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

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