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Israeli forces detain 16 Palestinians in predawn West Bank raids

June 25, 2018 2:25 P.M. (Updated: June 26, 2018 2:22 P.M.)

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 16 Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank during predawn raids on Monday, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

According to PPS, five Palestinians were detained in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and were identified as Saleh Fatin Salah, 18, Main Haris Hajeh, 19, Kamal Mahmmud Abu Arab, 18, Ahmad Haitham Shalbaye, 18, Saleh Ali Hashash, 26.

PPS confirmed three detentions in the northeastern West Bank district of Tubas, and identified the detainees as Jamil Beni Odeh, Muhammad Adnan Daraghmeh, and Kamal Jamal Daraghmeh.

From the northern district of Tulkarem, two Palestinians were detained and identified as Jihad Adnan Mustafa Naalwe, 28, and Khaled Ruslan Naalwe, 38.

Another six Palestinians were detained from the northern West Bank district of Jenin. They were identified by PPS as Qutaybah Ahmad Shalabi, Rabib Fadel Zakameh, Ahmad Said Abu Rab, Bassem Tazaazah, Imad Abu al-Hijai, and Abd al- Halim Izz al-Din.

The Israeli army said in a statement that all the detainees were transferred to Israeli intelligence for further investigation.

The army added that weapons were also found during the raids and detentions carried out in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 6,036 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.

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