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Israeli forces detain 28 Palestinians, most of them from occupied East Jerusalem


RAMALLAH, Monday, June 08, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained today 28 Palestinians from various districts of the West Bank, but most of them occupied East Jerusalem, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli police detained 21 Palestinians after raiding and ransacking their family homes in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of al-Tur, Wadi al-Joz, Silwan, Issawiyeh and Jerusalem’s Old City.

During the raid into al-Tur, police seized a private vehicle.

PPS noted that since the beginning of 2020, Israel has detained a total of 845 Palestinians from the occupied holy city.

In Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, PPS said Israeli soldiers detained a resident of al-Shuyukh town, northeast of Hebron, after stopping him at a checkpoint in al-Ezariya town, east of Jerusalem. The detainee is a senior at Birzeit University.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli military raided al-Khader town, west of Bethlehem city, where soldiers detained two minors aged 16.

Soldiers conducted a similar raid in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of a 15-year-old boy.

In Jenin district, PPS said that two Palestinians were detained in a raid in Qabatia town, south of Jenin city.

During ensuing confrontations, Israeli troops opened fire towards local teens who attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

PPS said that another Palestinian was detained from Khirbet al-Hadidiya in the northern Jordan Valley.

K.F. /M.K.


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