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Entire family assaulted by Israeli soldiers during raid-and-arrest operation in West Bank; seven people total detained

Entire family assaulted by Israeli soldiers during raid-and-arrest operation in West Bank; seven people total detained
Israeli occupation soldiers detaining Palestinians in the occupied territories. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 18, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers today assaulted an entire Palestinian family during a search-and-arrest operation in the town of Beit Ummar in the south of the West Bank, as soldiers detained at least seven Palestinians throughout the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) and other sources.

The PPS said the Israeli occupation forces detained at least seven Palestinians from Jenin, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Hebron districts.

In Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, soldiers raided several Palestinian homes to arrest activists, and during one of these raids at the home of Abu Mariah family the soldiers assaulted a man, his 50-year-old wife and two 27 and 21 years old daughters, said Mohammad Awad, a local activist. Two sons of the same family, are in Israeli prisons for their resistance of the occupation, one of them 17 years old detained in April of last year and sentenced to a two-year term, and the other, 26 years old, held in administrative detention without charge or trial since last May.

He said the soldiers detained two men in Beit Ummar, while a third man was detained in Hebron city.

One Palestinian, 20 years old, was detained during an army raid of his family home in Yabad town, in the Jenin district in the north of the West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources.

Another, 21 years of age, was detained in an army raid of Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah. Palestinian security sources said the Israeli soldiers ransacked his house during the raid.

In the Jerusalem district, Israeli occupation forces detained one person at Qalandia refugee camp and another at Hizma village after raiding and searching their families’ homes, reported WAFA correspondent.

M.K.

 

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