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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids

July 23, 2018 11:35 A.M. (Updated: July 23, 2018 1:03 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank during predawn raids on Monday.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, Israeli forces detained one Palestinian, who was identified as Mahmoud Ideis.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Raji Odeh.

In the Dheisheh refugee camp of the same district, Israeli forces detained another two Palestinians; PPS identified them as Jamal al-Saraawi and Muhammad Abu Ayyash.

PPS confirmed that in the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, three Palestinians were detained; they were identified as Ismail Nidal Abu al-Sheikh, Mahdi Daoud and Muhamaad Freij.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli forces detained five Palestinians; PPS identified them as Ahmad Ismail Hamayil, Samer Yasser Daghlas, Said Muhammad Hijjeh, Mustafa Ahmad Abu Shbeib and Maher Atta Salah.

Israeli detention raids in the occupied Palestinian territory are a near-daily occurrence.

According to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer there are 5,900 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons.

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