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Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians, assault others in West Bank raids


HEBRON, December 12, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday night and early Tuesday detained at least 17 Palestinians and assaulted several others mostly in multiple raids across the West Bank, said security and local sources.

In Hebron district, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians, including a 17-year-old, from Hebron city.

They also detained two others after storming their homes during separate raids into Deir Samit and Deir al-Asal towns, west and southwest of Hebron.

Army forces conducted a similar raid into Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, detaining three former Palestinian prisoners.

According to local media activist Mohammad Awad, a total of 185 Palestinians have been detained from Beit Ummar since the beginning of 2017. Over half of the detainees were under 18.

Still in Hebron, forces harassed children on their way to school at al-Masharqa neighborhood in the southern section of Hebron, briefly holding and beating several of them and cursing others, before they detained a 13-year-old student.

Meanwhile, Israeli police raided East Jerusalem neighborhood of As-Sawaneh, where they fired live ammunition at Palestinian residents.

Red Crescent medics said a Palestinian young man was injured with a live round in the thigh. He was detained and transferred to the Israeli hospital of Shaare Zedek in West Jerusalem, where medics described his condition as moderate.

Similar clashes and raids were reported in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Musrara.

Three others were handcuffed and detained during similar raids into Shufat neighborhood, while a fourth was detained several hours earlier from Salah Ad-Din Street in the city.

Israeli forces ransacked a number of homes and detained a Palestinian in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.       

In the northern West Bank, two Palestinian brothers were detained from Tell village, southwest of Nablus, and another from Qalqilia city.



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