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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians, including minor

Jan. 30, 2019 12:34 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 30, 2019 2:42 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 12 Palestinians, including a minor and a former prisoner, across the occupied West Bank, during predawn raids on Wednesday.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained four Palestinians. They were identified as Mahmoud Suleiman al-Khalil, Maher Abu Wardeh, Muhammad Jebril Salameh, and Bahaa Ghuneimat.

In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, two Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Laith al-Barghouthi and Mahmoud Ali al-Qathi.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Zayed Hassan Muleytat.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, five Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as former prisoner, Jaafar Izz al-Din, Mustafa al-Shibani, Bakr Abu Abid, Naji Nazzal, and Yousef Abu Khamira.

PPS confirmed that a sixth Palestinian was detained in the Nablus district, near the al-Jalama checkpoint. He was identified as 17-year-old Samir Abed al-Halim Barhan, a resident from the Jenin district.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,500 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 230 are child prisoners and 41 are under the age of 16 years.

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