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Israeli forces detain 9 Palestinians, including minor

Aug. 7, 2018 11:39 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 1:02 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least nine Palestinians during predawn raids in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).

PPS said that Israeli forces detained one Palestinian from the southern West Bank district of Hebron; he was identified as Jamal Ali Adi, 19.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, a 17-year-old Palestinian was detained by Israeli forces; PPS identified him as Amjad Akram Uthman.

Clashes reportedly erupted in the Abu Shkheidem village of northern Ramallah during predawn raids.

In the northern West Bank district of Salfit, two Palestinians were detained and identified as Mumen Muhammad Marie and Iyad Izzat Assi.

Israeli forces also delivered summons to five Palestinians in the Qarawat Bani Hassan village of Salfit to meet with the Israeli intelligence.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, one Palestinian was detained and identified as former prisoner Majd Kamil.

The Israeli army said in a statement that Palestinian youths threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers in Jenin.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, another Palestinian was detained; PPS identified him as Baraa Thukan, son of prisoner Ghassan Thukan.

Israeli forces reportedly took footage using a drone in central Qalqiliya City in the northern West Bank.

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