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Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians across West Bank

March 26, 2014 12:06 P.M. (Updated: March 27, 2014 10:15 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested 13 Palestinians across the West Bank overnight, Palestinian security sources and an Israeli army spokeswoman said Wednesday.

A number of Israeli military vehicles entered the village of Burqa west of Nablus after midnight, and soldiers proceeded to ransack several homes, Palestinian security sources said.

Israeli troops then interrogated several residents in the street before taking three of them into custody.

Three Palestinians under the age of 17 were arrested, identified as Salah Fatin Muhammad Salah, Ammar Khalid Seif, and Abd al-Qadir Salah. Three adults -- Ahmad Ayman Imein, Haris Hijja Islam, and Khairi Suleiman Seif -- were also arrested, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided the village of Sabastia west of Nablus and detained 30-year-old Majd Abd al-Karim Azim.

Also in the Nablus district, Israeli troops raided al-Majdal Bani Fadil and detained 35-year-old Nazeeh Suleiman Othman.

In Yaabad south of Jenin, locals said Israeli soldiers detained two 17-year-olds -- Muhammad Kamal Matani and Alaa Ahmad Abu Bakr.

Israel forces also arrested 27-year-old Muhammad al-Azraq in Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem.

A military spokeswoman said that the army detained 13 Palestinians overnight -- three in Yaabad, one in Iskaka near Qalqiliya, two in Burqa, one in Sabastia, two in Beitin near Ramallah, one in Aida camp, and three Hebron.
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