Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians, including 3 minors, in West Bank raids

Pals detained

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 13 Palestinians during raids in the southern occupied West Bank between Saturday night and Sunday morning.According to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained four Palestinian men from al-Arrub refugee camp in the Hebron district, identified as Fathi al-Badawi, 26, his 23-year-old brother Tariq al-Badawi, Ammar Hanayin Jawabra, 28, and Ali Ribhi al-Badawi, 38.Local sources told Ma’an that during the raid into the camp, two 15-year-old boys, Muhammad Jawabra and Qusay Wael al-Badawi, were also detained.Witnesses said that Israeli forces were stationed on rooftops of several homes in al-Arrub throughout the raid, and that clashes broke between locals and Israeli soldiers who fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at residents.Locals sources said that Israeli forces also raided a number of homes in the Hebron-area town of Surif and detained Khalid Ahmad Arar and Omar Muhammad Ghneimat.Israeli forces also raided Hebron’s Old City on Saturday and detained 14-year-old Hani Dana, after his family house was raided, locals reported.An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that four additional Palestinians were detained in the Bethlehem area during overnight raids, and said she was looking into reports of detentions in the Hebron district.Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, 6,200 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of May, 300 of whom were under 18 years old.
(Source / 11.06.2017)

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