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Israeli forces detain at least 13 Palestinians in West Bank raids

July 3, 2018 12:15 P.M. (Updated: July 3, 2018 2:34 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 13 Palestinians during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday morning.

In the Dheisheh refugee camp in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, two Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces and identified as Ismail Ramadan and Muhammad Adawi.

Following this, clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Dheisheh injuring one Israeli soldier by stone throwing.

In the same district, in the villages of Beit Fajjar and Tuqu, two Palestinians were detained; locals identified them as Mahmoud al-Umour, 16, and Mahmoud Salim Thawabteh, 20.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, another two Palestinians were detained and identified by locals as former prisoner Maher Shreiteh and Udayy Haitham.

Israeli forces detained one Palestinian from the northern West Bank district of Nablus; he was identified as Muhammad al-Madani.

In the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, Israeli forces detained and identified three Palestinians as Ahmad al-Khateeb from Tulkarem City, Omar Khalil Ammar from Qaffin and Muhammad Sabri Tammuni from Deir al-Ghusun.

Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer reported that as of April, there are 5,900 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons.

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