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Israeli forces detain 40 Palestinians across West Bank

Feb. 20, 2019 3:17 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 20, 2019 4:11 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 40 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Wednesday.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians. They were identified as Nadim Muhib Juwabra, Anas Jamil Juwabra, Hisham al-Titi, Khaled Abu Salam, Muhammad Hassan al-Badawi, Hatem Sabarneh, Adi Imad al-Tawayha, and Nidan Nuwaf al-Sharif.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, two Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Fadi Halawa and Muhammad Jamil Abu Sarhan.

In the Issawiya neighborhood, in the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, four Palestinians were detained. PPS identified them as Hamed al-Shalabi, Majd Marwan Dari, Ahmad Darbas, and Muhammad Ayman Abid.

PPS confirmed that Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and detained 22 Palestinians who were performing prayers at the compound, in the Old City of East Jerusalem.

In the same district, in the al-Eizariya village, one Palestinian was detained and identified as Tawfiq al-Basa.

In the Qalandiya refugee camp in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, another Palestinian was detained. He was identified as Adi Wafa Mazhar.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, PPS said one Palestinian was detained. He was identified as Muhammad Nasouh Eshtiyeh.

In the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, Israeli forces detained one Palestinian. PPS identified him as Rafea Ikbarieh.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,450 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.

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