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Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians in West Bank. Jerusalem raids


BETHLEHEM, February 12, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday detained 15 Palestinians in multiple overnight raids across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, including 16-year-old and 17-year-old minors after storming their homes in Toqu town, east of Bethlehem.

PPS said another Palestinian was detained from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem.

To the south of Bethlehem, forces raided Hebron city’s neighborhood of Wadi al-Qadi, where they detained a Palestinian.

PPS said a 17-year-old Palestinian was also detained from the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Forces also broke into and ransacked several homes in Yatta town, south of Hebron.

The detainees were identified as a 16-year-old minor and a Waqf guard for Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli troops conducted a raid into Deir Istiya town, northwest of Salfit city, detaining two Palestinians.

Another was detained in a subsequent overnight raid into Beit Lid town, southwest of Tulkarm.

PPS said that two others were detained, including a former prisoner, during two separate overnight raids into Burqin and Kafr Dan towns, west and northwest of Jenin respectively.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained two Palestinians after storming their family homes in the East Jerusalem’s town of Silwan.


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