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University lecturer among 17 Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories

University lecturer among 17 Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories
Israeli forces detaining Palestinians. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Monday, November 01, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained at least 17 Palestinians, including a university lecturer, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to various sources.

In the southern West Bank, the sources confirmed a raid in Hebron city, resulting in the detention of a Hebron University lecturer identified as Huthayfa Jabari, 31.

In the central West Bank, mayor of Ni'lin town, Imad Khawaja, said that a large Israeli military force conducted a large-scale detention campaign in the town, west of Ramallah, at around 4:00 AM, resulting in the detention of five Palestinian residents, including two former prisoners.

While in the town, the soldiers surrounded several houses. When the families took some time to open them, the soldiers hit the doors, smashing them, went inside, interrogated the inhabitants and conducted a thorough search and ransacking them.

The soldiers held scores of youths from the town, interrogated them and threatened to detain them should they continue to resist Israeli colonial settlement construction encroaching on the town’s lands.

The youths have been participating in the nighttime protests, dubbed Night Confusion, which last until dawn, during which they use various means, such as igniting rubber tires, to disturb the settlers and confuse the Israeli army. During ensuing confrontations, dozens suffered from suffocation due to tear gas inhalation.

Tensions have been running high in the town in the recent months following the leveling of some 300 dunums of the village lands at the site of al-Alem Mount (Jabal al-Alem) for the construction of a new colonial settlement outpost.

Also in the Ramallah district, Israeli forces rounded up four others, including a father and his two sons, from Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah city.

In Nablus district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus city, where soldiers searched several houses and detained two residents.

In East Jerusalem, Israeli police detained another after forcibly entering his family house and interrogating them in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood. They also detained a resident of al-Tur neighborhood, while in West Jerusalem, and another person from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya.

In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces raided Doha town, west of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of one person. They also conducted a similar raid in Dheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem city, resulting in the arrest of a former prisoner.

K.F./M.K.

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