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Fatah official, undergraduate student among 16 Palestinians detained from West Bank


HEBRON, Thursday, August 29, 2019 (WAFA) - Israeli forces early today detained 16 Palestinians, including a Fatah official and a female undergraduate student, from several parts in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a statement that Israeli forces detained 11 people from the southern West Bank district of Hebron district.

Security sources elaborated that Israeli military vehicles stormed Yatta town, where soldiers detained five Palestinians, including Nabil Abu Qbeita, who serves as secretary-general of the Fatah movement in Yatta.

Security sources added that one of the 11 detainees is from Surif town, west of Hebron.

Elsewhere in the southern West Bank, PPS said that two Palestinians were rounded up from Bethlehem district.

Security sources identified the two detainees as residents of al-Azzeh refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

In Jerusalem district, PPS confirmed an Israeli military raid in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem city, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.

The detainee was identified as Mays Abu Ghosh, a female senior student enrolled in Birzeit University.

Soldiers detained Abu Ghosh after ransacking her family’s house and seizing her computer in the camp.

PPS said that another Palestinian was detained in a similar military raid in al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem.

In the northern West Bank, PPS confirmed a similar overnight military raid in Yaabad town, west of Jenin, resulting in the detention of a former prisoner.

Israeli forces carry out frequent raids across the West Bank –including occupied East Jerusalem-- on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

K.T./ K.F.

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