RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 10 Palestinians in multiple predawn military raids Sunday across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement.
In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, Israeli forces detained Raafat al-Tarada in the village of Taffuh west of Hebron city.
Locals in the village said that Israeli troops stormed an apartment building and proceeded to raid and ransack al-Tarada’s home, before they detained him and also seized a camera drone from the apartment.
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed one detention in Hebron.
Also in the south, PPS said that five Palestinians were detained in the Bethlehem district, identified as Muhammad Mamun Khalaf, his cousin Muhammad Mumin Khalaf, Ibrahim Issam Hamamra, Fadi al-Baw, and Khalid Hasan Ubayyat.
In Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, Israeli troops detained 26-year-old Ahmad Saleh Awni, the PPS statement said.
In northernmost district of Jenin, Israeli forces detained Rami Hisham Abu Farha, Manaf Ahmad Abu Farha, and Tariq Khalil Shaaban, according to PPS.
An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed three Palestinians were detained in Jenin, saying the detentions were carried out in the village of al-Jalama, located along the northern edge of the district near the border with Israel.
Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank. The UN recorded an average of 95 weekly raids in the occupied West Bank in 2016, and 73 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.
(Source / 26.03.2017)