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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians, including woman, in West Bank

Aug. 5, 2018 12:46 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 6, 2018 4:52 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians, including a woman, throughout the occupied West Bank during predawn raids on Sunday.

According to Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained three Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem. They were identified as Fawzi Jalal Motawe, 18, Bahaa Muhammad Shakarna, and Fadi Fathal Najahra.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, PPS confirmed the detention of Suzan Ismail Abu Ghannam, who is the mother of killed Palestinian, Muhammad Hassan Abu Ghannam. Prior to the detention, Israeli forces raided and searched Ghannam’s home and confiscated a large amount of her money.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians. They were identified as Nadim SamirFarhat, Raed Muhammad Nader, Nadim Hosny al-Barghouthi.

Among the seven detainees were four minors, who were identified as Hassan Samer Tanatra, Yaman Mustafaa Tanatra, Yazid Muhammad Tanatra, and Waed Tanatra.

Following the detentions, clashes erupted among Israeli forces and Palestinian youths, in which a Palestinian was wounded. However, his identity remained unknown.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Yasin Wirad al-Khatib.

In addition, Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians within the past two days throughout the West Bank, mainly from Jerusalem.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,900 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 60 are female prisoners.

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