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Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians during West Bank raids

July 9, 2018 11:03 A.M. (Updated: July 9, 2018 2:19 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 10 Palestinians during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

According to local sources, Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians and transferred them for further investigation.

In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Qais Numan.

Another Palestinian was detained by Israeli forces in the central district of Ramallah and was identified as Talha Mustafa Nakhleh.

In the northern district of Salfit, one Palestinian was detained and identified as former prisoner Bilal Abu Assbeh.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, four Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces, they were identified as Nihad Mamdouh Bani Shamseh, Ibrahim Daoud, Laith Bassem Daoud and Jaber al-Jiaan.

In the northern district of Jenin, Israeli forces detained another two Palestinians; they were identified as Ghanem Abahreh and Youssef Ali Shawahneh.

The Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies reported that 3,000 Palestinians were detained during the first half of 2018; 497 of whom are minors and 84 are women.

The center said that 120 of the detainees are from the Gaza Strip.

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

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