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Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, ransack homes in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, February 23, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday detained a total of 19 Palestinians and ransacked many Palestinian homes during predawn raids across the West Bank, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society.

Israeli forces detained six Palestinians and ransacked several homes during a predawn raid that sparked clashes in Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah. Two of the detainees were released several hours later after being interrogated.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained three Palestinians after storming their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Thuri.

They also raided Beit Duqqu, a town to the northwest of Jerusalem, detaining a Palestinian.

In Hebron district, forces detained four Palestinians after storming their homes in Beit Ummar, north of the city. The detainees were reportedly taken to the Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

Muhammad Awad, a local activist who monitors settlement activities, said soldiers stormed the town and dropped leaflets threatening residents of tough action against them if stones are hurled at Israeli settlers’ vehicles traveling nearby.

In the northern West Bank, soldiers nabbed two Palestinians from Askar refugee camp in Nablus district and another from Tulkarem.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, soldiers raided Qabatiya, south of Jenin, detaining four Palestinians after storming their homes.


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