Israeli forces detain 7 Palestinians, raid media offices in overnight West Bank raids

Media offices raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians during overnight raids across the occupied West Bank between Wednesday and Thursday, and raided the offices of Palestinian news agencies, confiscating computers and and equipment.Hebrew media quoted the Israeli army as saying that one Palestinian was detained from the village of Qusra south of Nablus in the northern West Bank, two were detained in the village of Qalandiya in the central West Bank Ramallah district, one was detained in the nearby city of al-Bireh, while in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, two Palestinians were detained from the al-Arrub refugee camp, while one was detained in the village of Yatta.Israeli forces also claimed to have found a locally made weapon and an explosive device during the raid on al-Arrub camp.Meanwhile, local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the offices of al-Quds TV and Ram Sat for Media Services, and confiscated computers and documents in the predawn hours of Thursday in the Hebron district.Sources said that Israeli forces smashed the doors to the offices, searched and confiscated tools and equipment from the offices including computers and hard disks.An Israeli army spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.According to Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there were 6,200 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons as of May.

(Source / 13.07.2017)


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