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Injured Palestinian among 17 detained by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied territories

Injured Palestinian among 17 detained by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied territories
Israeli occupation forces detaining Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today and last night detained 17 Palestinians, including an injured man, in multiple raids across the occupied territories, according to various sources.

They said that Israeli forces shot and wounded two young men and detained one of them near the main entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian medics managed to provide first aid to one of the injured and rushed him to a hospital, but the soldiers prevented them from reaching the other injured person and detained him. His condition was not clear.

In the central West Bank, soldiers raided the house of a former prisoner in al-Bireh city, searched it and detained him.

In the northern West Bank, military vehicles stormed Beita town, south of Nablus, a town that has become a scene of weekly rallies to protest Israeli settler-colonialism and pillage of Palestinian land, where the soldiers detained five people.

They conducted a similar raid in al-Lubban al-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus city, resulting in the detention of two brothers.

While in the village, the soldiers briefly held a barber, brutally assaulted him and wreaked havoc inside his shop.

Soldiers also raided the nearby village of Urif where they detained one person and ransacked his family home.

In Jenin district in the north of the West Bank, undercover forces driving two Palestinian-licensed vans sneaked into Qabatia town, south of Jenin city, and abducted one person.

Israeli troops rounded up two others in separate two raids in Kafr Rai and Jaba villages, southwest of the city.

Soldiers also raided the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city, broke into and ransacked several houses, and detained three men.

Meanwhile, a special force driving a Palestinian registered civilian car sneaked into Tubas and re-arrested a former prisoner from his parents’ house.

In Tulkarm district, sources said that a large military force stormed Kafr al-Labad town, east of the Tulkarm city, deployed in its streets and alleyways, triggering violent confrontations.

The soldiers opened fire on local youngsters protesting the raid. No injuries were reported though.

In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police detained last night a photojournalist while covering events at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate and another from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

They also detained two others; one from Sultan Suleiman Street and another after beating him up from the vicinity of Shufat military checkpoint.

K.F./M.K.

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