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Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians, mother and children, during overnight raids

Dec. 5, 2017 6:34 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 1:44 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 17 Palestinians during overnight raids between Monday and Tuesday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed to Ma’an 10 detentions from the West Bank.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 147 search and arrest operations across the West Bank between November 7 and November 20.

Meanwhile, 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.

Northern West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that in the Jenin district, two Palestinians were detained and identified as Mutie Jamil al-Hajj and Nael Kamil.

In Nablus, Israeli forces detained Amir Mahmoud Daghlas, 23, and Ahmad Iyad Abu Omar, 23.

East Jerusalem & Central West Bank

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, located in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinian children late Monday from the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of Silwan.

The center’s lawyer, Khaldun Nijm, said that Israeli forces detained Khalid Fawwaz Abu Qalbein, 14, Muhammad Hani al-Haymuni, 12, and Abdullah al-Abbasi, 13, and transferred them for interrogation regarding rock-throwing at an illegal Israeli settlement outpost.

Meanwhile, PPS reported that four Palestinians were detained in the Jerusalem district of the central West Bank. One detainee was identified as Ahmad Zahran from “northwestern Jerusalem,” though it remained unclear exactly where he was arrested.

In the town of Kafr Aqab, a woman and her two children were detained and were transferred to the Oz detention center for interrogation.

PPS said that Israeli forces detained Khalid Walid Suleiman, 27, Naim Abd al-Hafith Mither, 15, and Ahmad Mahmoud Damra from the Ramallah district.

Southern West Bank

According to PPS, one Palestinian, identified as Ahmad al-Hroub, was detained from Hebron city.

Meanwhile in the town of Beit Ummar, located in the northern Hebron district, local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the homes of two former prisoners after Jalal Ahmad Abd al-Hamid Brighith and Jalal Qassem al-Raiee, allegedly in search of money that was being used for “illegal political activity.”

No detentions were reported from Beit Ummar.

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