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Israel Detains 5 Palestinians in Hebron, Bethlehem

HEBRON, January 17, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli army forces Sunday detained at least five Palestinians, during predawn raids on Sunday into the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Hebron, according to local and security sources.

In Hebron district, army forces broke into the town of Beit Awwa, where they detained a local Palestinian after raiding his home. He was identified as Ra’fat Masalmeh.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops broke into Abu Sneineh neighborhood in Hebron, where they raided and searched many homes and detained two local Palestinians. The two were identified as Mohammad Abu Rmouz, 20, and Ra’fat Abu Turki, 22.

During the late night offensive, soldiers assaulted and beat up two Palestinians, causing them serious injuries. The two were later transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

In the meantime, army stormed the town of Sa’ir, east of Hebron, searched many homes in the town and detained an injured Palestinian teenager. He was identified as Mohammad Froukh, 18.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli troops broke through Dehesheh refugee camp and detained a Palestinian woman after raiding and searching her house. She was identified as Hanadi Mughrabi, 37.

Army also notified three local Palestinians to appear for interrogation.

The Israeli incursion into the camp provoked clashes with local youths, during which soldiers used rubber-coated steel rounds, teargas canisters and stun grenades to disperse them, causing several locals to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation. They were all treated at the scene.

Clashes also erupted between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youths outside the Manger Square in Bethlehem, after Israeli troops stormed the area.

M.N./T.R.

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