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Prominent woman activist among eight Palestinians detained by Israel in the West Bank

Prominent woman activist among eight Palestinians detained by Israel in the West Bank
Khitam Saafin, detained at her home near Ramallah.

RAMALLAH, Monday, November 02, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today detained eight Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, including a prominent woman activist, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said in a press release that Israeli forces detained the head of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and executive committee member of the General Union of Palestinian Women, Khitam Saafin, during a predawn raid at her home in Beitunia town, west of Ramallah.

Saafin, 56, who has spoken internationally and participated in many worldwide events, including the World Social Forum, linking women’s struggles internationally with the struggle of Palestinian women for national and social liberation, was arrested in July 2017 and subjected to administrative detention for three months.

Israeli forces also detained a 62-year-old Palestinian after ransacking his house in Ramallah city.

They also detained a female Birzeit University student after raiding her home in al-Bireh city, adjacent to Ramallah.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli occupation forces rearrested a former prisoner after storming and searching his house in Qalqilya city.

Soldiers conducted similar separate two raids in Izbit al-Jarad area and Ramin town, southeast and east respectively of Tulkarm city, resulting in the detention of two former prisoners, aged 55 and 61.

PPS added two other Palestinians were detained; one from Salfit district and another from Jerusalem.


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