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Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians in overnight raids

Feb. 4, 2014 10:14 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 5, 2014 8:56 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians in arrest raids across the West Bank overnight Monday, locals and Israel's army said.

Israeli forces raided several neighborhoods in the Nablus village of Duma and detained Bashir Hisham Dawabsha, Ali Mahmoud Dawabsha, Mahmoud Labib Dawabsha, Musab abdul-Samee Dawabsha, Amir Khalid Dawbsha, Shakir Jaafar Dawabsha and Isam Inad Dawabsha.

Locals said that 10 Israeli military vehicles raided the village. Israeli soldiers also confiscated two unregistered vehicles owned by Mahmoud Dawabsha and Dujana Dawabsha.

In Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained Malik Muhammad Hasasnah, 27, after raiding his home in al-Ubeidiya.

Ahmad Muhammad al-Asaa, 38, and a former prisoner Adnan Muhammad Shanayta, 24, were also arrested.

Muhammad Ahmad Khalaf, 27, was detained in the Jenin village of Burqin while Shahd Mousa Khalayla, his brother Muhammad and Alaa Abu Awwad were arrested in the Hebron village of al-Samu.

An Israeli army spokesman said 18 Palestinians were detained overnight, one in Burqin, one in Qalqiliya, two in Tulkarem, eight in Ramallah, three in Bethlehem and three in Hebron.

Israeli forces routinely raid villages in the occupied West Bank and detain Palestinians, usually on the pretext of security questioning.
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