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Israeli forces detain 9 Palestinians, including former prisoners

Sept. 12, 2018 12:48 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 12, 2018 2:39 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians, including former prisoners, during predawn raids on Wednesday across the occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained one Palestinian in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem; he was identified as former prisoner, Mazen Muhammad Abu Khader.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, one Palestinian was detained and identified as former prisoner Muhammad al-Hilou.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, four Palestinians were detained and identified as Othman Muhammad Othman, and former prisoners Haitham Siyaj, Hassan Karajeh and Said al-Idrisi.

In the central West Bank district of Jericho, PPS confirmed that three Jerusalemites were detained; they were identified as Muntaser Said Ghaith, Youssef Imad al-Shamali and Suleiman Muhammad Bata.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,781 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.

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