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UPDATE: Israeli Forces Detain 21 Palestinians in West Bank

BETHLEHEM, January 11, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight detained 21 Palestinians, including at least a minor, from several West Bank districts, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in a press release.

In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces raided Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, where they detained eight Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their houses.

They were identified as Hamza, 16, Muhammad, 20, and Eyad Taqatqa, 22, Rami, 24, Nabil, 22, Naser, 24, and ‘Abdullah Thawabteh, 29, and ‘Aziz Dayriya, 29.

Forces also detained a Palestinian after storming and searching his family’s house during a predawn raid into the Bethlehem village of Marah Rabah.

The detainee was identified as Ahmad al-sheikh, 19.

Meanwhile in the Hebron district, forces detained four Palestinians after storming and ransacking their families’ houses during predawn raids into al-Fawwar refugee camp, Beit Ummar and Hebron city.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad al-Khdoor, 20, Muhammad al-‘Azza, 20, ‘Ayesh Ikhlail, 20, and Muhammad Abu Hussein, 20.

WAFA reported on Spokesperson for the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Muhammad ‘Awad, as saying that Ikhlail was detained after he turned himself over to the Israeli detention and interrogation center of Gush Etzion.

Furthermore, forces detained three Palestinians during predawn raids into the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh. They were identified as Usaid al-Banna, Muhammad Rayyan, 23, and Mahmoud Daoud, 23.

In the northern West Bank, forces detained three Palestinians from Jenin district and two others from Nablus district.

Forces detained Samer Qash, 22, while he was heading to work inside Israel. Qash comes from the Jenin village of Burqin.

The others detainees were identified as Ahmad ‘Awwad and Muhammad ‘Azayza.

Forces raided the Nablus village of Tell, where they detained two Palestinians after storming and searching their families’ houses.

The detainees were identified as Muhannad and Muhammad Ramadan.


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