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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in overnight raids

June 5, 2018 4:39 P.M. (Updated: June 6, 2018 12:50 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians, including one woman, during overnight raids in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem between Monday and Tuesday.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

They were identified as Suzan Abed al-Karim al-Eweiwi, a member of the Hebron Municipal Council, Mumen Moussa al-Atrash, and a former prisoner Karam Mahmoud Amr.

Israeli forces also reportedly found homemade weapons in the town of Dura in the Hebron district.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, Israeli forces raided the village of Nabi Saleh and detained five members of the Tamimi family. They were identified as Iyad Wissam al-Tamimi, Mahmoud Wajih al-Tamimi, Bahaa Muhammad al-Tamimi, Mutassem Khalil al-Tamimi and Assem Samih al-Tamimi.

In the Urif village, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians, identified as Ibrahim Shehada, brother of slain Palestinian Omair Shehada, and Anas Shaher Shehada.

Israeli forces detained another two Palestinians from Jenin. They were identified as Luay Zuheir al-Qaram and Jihad Najib Hussein.

Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence.

According to UN documentation, between May 8th-21st, Israeli forces conducted 177 search and arrest operations and arrested 220 Palestinians.

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