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Israeli forces detain 20 Palestinians, including 4 journalists

July 30, 2018 12:21 P.M. (Updated: July 30, 2018 2:53 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces carried out search and detention campaigns across the occupied West Bank on predawn Monday detaining at least 28 Palestinians, including four journalists.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), Israeli forces raided the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Ramallah and Qalqiliya.

PPS confirmed the detention of one Palestinian from the southern West Bank district of Hebron identifying him as Shadi Riad al-Hroub.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, three Palestinians were detained; they were identified as Muhammad Ali al-Muti, Atta al-Hreimi and Fahed Asaad.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, eight Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Alaa al-Ajlouni, Muhammad al-Salaima, Adam al-Rasheq, Adham al-Rasheq, Hussam Daana, and Yazan Muhammad al-Faroukh. 

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, PPS confirmed the detention of seven Palestinians, including four journalists.

The four journalists were identified as Alaa al-Rimawi, Muhammad Ulwan, Qutaiba Hamdan, and Husni Abed al-Jalil Injas.

The other detainees were identified as Wassim Jadallah, Mutaz Abu Rahmeh and Nimer Muhammad al-Rimawi, 54, the father of Palestinian prisoner, Muhammad al-Rimawi, who is currently carrying out a hunger strike.

In the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, seven Palestinians were detained, most of whom are former prisoners; they were identified as Muhsen Shreim, 55, Bilal Miskawi, 32, Nidal Nofal, 39, Fadi Hurani, 33, Noor al-Din Daoud, 27, Khalid Wajih Sabri and his brother Muhammad Sabri.

In the northern West Bank district of Tubas, another two Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces; PPS identified them as Khalid Sidqi Daraghmeh and Nasr Muhammad Nasrallah Daraghmeh.

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

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