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Israeli occupation forces detain 23 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli occupation forces detain 23 Palestinians from West Bank
Israeli occupation soldiers detaining Palestinians in West Bank. (File photo)

 

RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 06, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces detained today 23 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

It said in a press release that the forces conducted multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district, resulting in the detention of seven Palestinians.

Two of the seven detainees were identified as residents of Beit Liqya town, southwest of Ramallah city, another as a resident of Beit Sira and another as a resident of Ein Arik village, both located to the west of the city.

Another of the seven detainees, identified as a resident of Ramallah city, was arrested as he attempted to cross a military checkpoint north of the city.

In the southern West Bank, PPS said that Israeli military stormed al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, where soldiers detained two Palestinians, including a 16-year-old boy.

Israeli occupation troops conducted separate raids in al-Samou and Sair towns, located to the south and northeast of Hebron city respectively, resulting in the detention of two men.

PPS added that two former prisoners were also re-arrested from the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

In the northern West Bank, PPS said that five Palestinians were rounded up from Nablus district.

Three of the five detainees were identified as three teenagers, including a 14-year-old boy, from Balata refugee camp. Their detention occurred as they attempted to pass an Israeli military checkpoint near Beit Furik town, southeast of Nablus.

Three others were rounded up from the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia.

In Jerusalem district, Israeli police detained two Palestinian from of Shufat area.

K.F./M.K.

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