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Israeli troops detain five Palestinians in West Bank cities

Sept. 18, 2009 3:29 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 18, 2009 9:27 P.M.)
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli troops detained five locals from the Nablus, Tubas and Jericho regions, taking all to unknown locations for questioning following the dawn detentions.

Palestinian police said Israeli troops overran Qabalan village southeast of Nablus and raided the house of Salim Salameh Az’ar and detained his 18-year-old son Salameh, then took 33-year-old Jihad Salah Hamad from a second home.

Troops stationed at the Huwara checkpoint detained 18-year-old Adham Omar Sheirif Hamdan from Asira village, accusing him of possessing a knife.

In Jericho, the troops overran the city center detaining Gaza-born Shafiq Saleh Ar-Rawagh after raiding his house. Palestinians with Gazan identity cards are often targeted by Israeli soldiers.

In Tubas, soldiers detained 22-year-old Samer Izzat hamed Abu Arrah from Aqaba village, he is a student at An-Najah University in Nablus.

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