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Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians from West Bank, East Jerusalem

Jan. 2, 2018 1:35 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 2:06 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 15 Palestinians during overnight raids between Monday and Tuesday from areas across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Palestinian security forces told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians from the West Bank.

Sources said three Palestinians that were detained from the southern West Bank Hebron district. They were identified as Salim al-Rujoub from the Dura town, and Muhammad Ahmad al-Jabri and Ihab Kamal al-Jawabreh from al-Arroub refugee camp.

In the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Israeli fores detained two Palestinians from the Aida refugee camp. They were identified as Ahmad Mustafa Malash and Ahmad Lutfi Daamseh from the Aida refugee camp.

Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, three of them family members, from the Anata town in the central West Bank Jerusalem district.
Sources identified them as Muhammad Thiab al-Sheik, his wife and daughter -- whose names remained unknown -- and Nasser Azzam al-Rifaie.

Meanwhile, Hebrew-language media reported that Israeli forces confiscated thousands of shekels from Anata that were allegedly being used for “terrorist purposes.”

In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces detained one Palestinian from Qalqiliya who was identified as Muhammad Rashid Radwan from the Azzun town, and one Palestinian from Nablus city, identified as Ibrahim al-Jabali.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the 12 West Bank detentions to Ma’an.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported that three Palestinians were detained from East Jerusalem. Their identities remained unknown.

Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are near daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to the UN, between December 5 and the 18th, Israeli forces carried out 162 search and arrest operations in the West Bank.

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