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Minors, woman among 51 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

March 13, 2019 1:49 P.M. (Updated: March 14, 2019 10:34 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 51 Palestinians, including a woman and minors, during predawn raids and searches across the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians, including a woman, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

The detainees were identified as Hassan al-Turq, 30, Khaled Ghuneimat, Iyad Ghuneimat, Kareem Abu Sal, Sayel Abed al-Mahdi Zeidat, Basel Rami al-Wawi, Sami Zughayer, Anwar Zughayer, and Muhammad Nidam al-Atrash.

In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, PPS said that 19 Palestinians were detained, including seven teen girls, from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and that most of them were released shortly after their detention.

The identity of the 19 detainees remained unknown.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, six Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Hussein Ismail al-Lidadweh, Hafeth Muein Amer, Shafiq Muhammad Musawra, Khaled Musawra, Sultan Hamad al-Amouri, and Muhammad Abu Teir, 68.

In the central West Bank district of Jericho, another two Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Muhammad Kamal Sbeih Kaabnah and Mazen Ahmad Ibrahim Kaabnah.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians. They were identified as Sheraa Samouh Hindawi, Nizar Abu Hamad, Laith Mahmoud Hamran, Amin Jamal Qambaa, Sahib Majdi Abu al-Hijaa, and Abed al-Rahman Gaza.

At the Salem military checkpoint, in the same district, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Louay Mahmoud al-Natour, 17.

In the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, PPS confirmed that four Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Ahmad Issa Sabri, 16, Asid Firas Abu Lebda, 19, Usama Muein Hussein, 21, Amer Hassan Salameh, 17.

In the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, another four were detained. PPS identified them as Jihad Muhrej Shihadeh, 20, Izz al-Din Abudayyeh, 27, Muaman Nuwaf Radad, 24, and Ali Odeh.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,440 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, including 48 female prisoners, and 209 minors, 46 of whom under 16 years old.

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