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Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians in overnight raids

May 29, 2014 10:34 A.M. (Updated: May 30, 2014 6:34 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians in dawn raids across the occupied West Bank, Israel's army and locals said.

Three men were detained in the Nablus-area villages of Awarta, Salem, and Kafr Qaddum, while six were arrested in al-Jalazun refugee camp and the villages of Deir Jarir and Qatanna.

Yasir Hilmi, 32, was identified by locals as having been detained in Salem.

Three Palestinians were also arrested by Israeli forces in the Bethlehem-area village of Beit Fajjar, while two more were detained in Beit Awwa west of Hebron.

Marwan Tawfiq Audah, 40, and his brother Radi, 36, were detained in Huwwara, Palestinian security officials said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the arrests.
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