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University lecturer among 20 Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories

University lecturer among 20 Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories
Israeli occupation soldiers detaining a Palestinian in the occupied territories. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Monday, February 22, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today detained at least 20 Palestinians, including a university lecturer, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

In the northern West Bank, PPS said an Israeli military raid in the Nablus city neighborhood of Rafidya resulted in the detention of two Palestinians, including Mustafa Shunnar, a lecturer at al-Najah University.

It also confirmed a similar raid in Salem village, east of the city, resulting in the detention of another.

Meanwhile, the director of the PPS office in Jenin, Muntaser Samour, said that an Israeli military force detained three young men and searched their families’ houses in Qabatiya town, south of Jenin city.

In Jenin refugee camp, the soldiers detained another after breaking into and searching his house.

In the Jerusalem district, the PPS said Israeli forces detained two Palestinians after storming their families’ houses in ‘Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem city.

They also rounded up another after ransacking his parents’ house in Hizma town, north of the city.

The Israeli military also stormed Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, where they detained two others.

During the ensuing confrontations in the camp, the soldiers opened fire towards protestors, causing a number to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Sunday evening, Israeli occupation forces detained Jamal Amr, 65, a researcher in Jerusalem affairs from East Jerusalem, and released him the next morning after ordering him to stay away from Al-Aqsa Mosque for 10 days.

In Bethlehem district in the south of the West Bank, the soldiers searched a number of houses and rounded up four Palestinians, including a 17-year-old teenager and two brothers, in Dheisheh refugee camp, south of the city.

They also raided Doha town, southwest of the city, where they rounded up another.

PPS also said that Israeli troops detained at least three others from Jericho and Hebron districts.



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