RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 13, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today and last night detained 24 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).
Nine Palestinians were rounded up in multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district, said PPS in a statement.
One of the eight detainees was identified as a resident of Beit Rima town, another as a resident of Deir Ghassaneh town, and a third a resident of al-Mazra‘a al-Gharbiya village who was detained after appearing before the Israeli intelligence. All are located northwest of Ramallah city.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained two youths after ransacking their family houses in Isawiyya neighborhood.
Police also re-arrested a former prisoner after storming and thoroughly searching his house in Jerusalem’s Old City.
A fourth Palestinian, identified as a Waqf-appointed guard, was detained Wednesday evening from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Meanwhile, two others were rounded up from Hizma town in Jerusalem district. They were identified as residents of Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of Jericho.
In Bethlehem district in the south of the West Bank, PPS said a military raid in Jabal al-Mawaleh neighborhood resulted in the detention of two people.
In Salfit district, PPS said that Israeli military vehicles raided Kafr al-Dik town, west of the city, where soldiers rounded up two others, including a former prisoner.
In the same district, Israeli troops raided Deir Istiya village where they broke into the house of the mayor, Said Zeidan, interrogated and threatened him for the purported hurling of Molotov cocktails at a settler’s car and for constructing agricultural roads for the villagers.
Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, PPS said Israeli troops conducted a raid in Rujeib town, southeast of Nablus, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians.
In Tulkarm district, a resident of Anabta town, east of the city, was detained after being summoned to Israeli intelligence on Wednesday evening.
In Jenin district, PPS confirmed a predawn raid into Jenin refugee camp, resulting in the detention of one man.
Another Palestinian, identified as a resident of Jenin, was arrested up last night as he attempted to cross Zaatara military checkpoint, south of Nablus.