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Israeli forces detain 22 Palestinians during overnight West Bank raids

Jan. 3, 2018 2:57 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 11:51 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians during raids in the occupied West Bank in the predawn hours of Wednesday, according to Israeli media and army sources.

An army spokesperson told Ma’an that 22 Palestinians were detained overnight, without providing identities of the detainees, or the locations from which they were arrested.

Meanwhile, Hebrew media reported that five Palestinians were detained from the northern West Bank town of Qabatiya, in the Jenin district. They were identified as Muhammad Abu Mualla, Hussein al-Samadi, Mahmoud al-Hardi, Mahmoud Bassam Kamil and Saher Imad Kamil.

In the Nablus district, two Palestinians were reportedly detained from the Salem village. They were identified as Anas Ishtayeh and Malek Qays Hamdan.

Nine Palestinians were detained from the central West Bank districts of Ramallah and Jerusalem, according to Hebrew media.

They were identified as Hamzeh Imad al-Hadithi from the al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, Saddam Hussein Sharakeh, Abdullah Jamal Mubarak and Fayiz Shihdeh al-Tirawi from the al-Jalazun refugee camp in northern Ramallah, Shadi Khalid al-Rimawi from Beit Rima in western Ramallah, Karim Saleh from Nabi Saleh in western Ramallah, Ubada Azzam al-Rifaie, Palestinian police officer Muhammad Khalid al-Sheikh and his wife Duaa Barakat al-Sheikh from Anata in Jerusalem.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers raided the Beit Fajjar town and confiscated eight vehicles. No detentions were reported.

In the Hebron district, Israeli forces detained Ayman Majed al-Atrash from Halhul in northern Hebron, while Israeli forces raided several houses in the al-Arroub refugee camp. No detentions were reported from al-Arroub.

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