RAMALLAH, January 11, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained 36 Palestinians, including a senior official in the ruling Fatah party who has formerly served as governor of Jenin, during overnight raids of West Bank districts, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Wednesday.
It said in a statement that forces detained Talal Dweikat, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and former governor, and one other person from the Nablus area. No reason was given for Dweikat’s arrest.
The PPS said Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians from Bethlehem area village of Taqou, and one person, a former prisoner, from Bethlehem.
They also detained five people from the district of Hebron, one of them is a 16-year-old minor.
Soldiers detained four Palestinians from Noor Shams refugee camp in Tulkarm, three from Ramallah area villages, two from Jericho area and one from Salfit area.
In East Jerusalem, police detained six people, including three minors, and three from the Oweisat family in Jabal al-Mukabber.