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Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

May 23, 2018 1:50 P.M. (Updated: May 23, 2018 2:48 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained five Palestinians during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said that two Palestinians were detained from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Muhannad Ibrahim Zamaare, 22, and Munther Al-Sharawne, 33.

In the southern West Bank cityof Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained one Palestinian. He was identified as Muhammad Haitham Daamse.

In East Jerusalem, PPS identified one detainee as Bashar Rubin Abu Shamsie.

In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli forces detained one Palestinian identified as Nashaat Al-Jebali.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that four Palestinians were detained overnight.

Israeli military detention raids in the Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps are a near-nightly occurrence.

According to UN documentation, between April 24 and May 7, Israeli forces conducted 127 search and arrest operations and arrested 151 Palestinians in the West Bank.

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