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9 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in overnight raids

March 19, 2018 2:36 P.M. (Updated: March 19, 2018 2:36 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least nine Palestinians during overnight raids between Sunday and Monday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to local sources

In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained five Palestinians, including a minor. They were identified by locals as Walid Yasser al-Khatib, Hammudeh Ahmad Maqbul, Muhammad Khleif Askar, Sultan Salah al-Din and minor Hammudeh Kifah Askar, whose age remained unknown.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians identified by locals as Mahmoud Ahed Awwad and Muhammad Ahmad al-Durr.

One Palestinian identified as Hamzeh al-Jaafari was detained from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, while another man identified as Rajeh Qablawi was detained from the northern West Bank district of Jenin.

According to a report published last week, Israeli forces arrested 1,319 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory. Among the detainees were 274 children, 23 women and four journalists.

The number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, as of February 28, 2018, was 6,500, prisoners rights group Addameer reported.

Of the 6,500 prisoners, 63 were women, including six girls, and 350 were children.

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