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Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians, 2 women, in overnight raids

May 29, 2018 12:26 P.M. (Updated: May 29, 2018 1:16 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained 11 Palestinians during predawn raids on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that forces detained 11 Palestinians. Only nine of the detainees have been identified.

Two of the detainees were women, and were identified by PPS as Alaa Hatem Hafez Fakha, 24, from the Tulkarem-area town of Kafr al-Lubad in the northern West Bank, and Fida Muhammad Damez Ahlil, 23, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Also in the Hebron district, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man, who was identified as Muhammad Khalil Mokhareze, from the town of of al-Dhahiriya.

In the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, two Palestinians were detained and identified as Mahmoud Taleb Njajre, and former prisoner Saleh Mahmoud Shakarne.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, PPS identified another detainee as Abdallah Ibrahim Al-Tamimi, 22, from the Deir Nitham village.

Clashes erupted with local Palestinian youth when Israeli forces raided the Salfit district, also in the central West Bank, and detained one Palestinian. PPS identified him as Fawzi al-Zair.

Two Palestinians were detained in the town of Azzun, east of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank, and were identified by PPS as Tareq Raed Suidan, 19, and Aseed Abd al-Kader Suidan, 23.

According to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer, as of April, there were 6,036 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons, including 63 women and an estimate of 304 children.
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