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Israeli forces detain 10, raid house of Palestinian attack suspect

Dec. 20, 2018 3:05 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 1:51 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least ten Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Thursday.

The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained at least five Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Jerusalem; they were identified as Rafat Tareq al-Issawi and his son Fadi, and Ahmad Abu Irmeileh, in addition to two other detainees who were not yet identified.

Israeli forces briefly detained a Palestinian woman from the Hizma town, north of Jerusalem; PPS identified her as Kifah Salah al-Din mother of Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Salah al-Din.

PPS added that Israeli forces detained four Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh; they were identified as Omar Jalal Dar Youssef, 24, Omar Muhammad Asfour, 10, Watheq Abed al-Karim Abu al-Hajj and Amjad Mahmoud Amriyeh from the Kobar town.

Israeli forces also raided the house of prisoner Omar al-Barghouthi, Hamas leader and father of killed Palestinian Saleh al-Barghouthi.

Locals reported that Israeli forces searched the house and interrogated Saleh's mother.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,554 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 51 are female prisoners.

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