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Israeli forces detain 17 in overnight raids

June 25, 2014 3:25 P.M. (Updated: June 26, 2014 4:51 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians overnight Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, Israel's army and locals said.

Israeli forces detained Thair Shihada Abu Sabha and Ali Murr in Yatta after raiding several homes. Ashraf al-Shawahin was injured by shrapnel after Israeli forces used explosives to open the door of his home. He received treatment at the Red Crescent hospital in Hebron.

Six Palestinians were assaulted during the raids, a local official said, including a physically handicapped 13-year-old boy.

A local official said ex-prisoner Ibrahim Ayish Mahmoud Sabarneh, 27, Muhammad Hussein Muhammad al-Tit, 18, and high school student Hassan Adam Salem Khalil, 17, were detained in Beit Ummar.

Nineteen Palestinians have been detained in Beit Ummar since June 14, including 14 minors, the official added.

In Hebron, Israeli soldiers detained Saad Omar abu Aisha and two brothers, Abdallah and Omar Imad Nairoukh.

Hamas-affiliated members of the Palestinian Legislative Council Khalid Tafish and Anwar Zaboun were also detained.

Israeli troops also detained Hamas leaders Ghassan Hirmas and Hasan al-Wirdyan after ransacking their homes, locals said.

Locals reported that Israeli forces damaged a mosque in the village of Haska near Halhul. Witnesses said that soldiers removed carpets and tiles from the mosque.

An Israeli army spokesman said 17 Palestinians, including 13 "Hamas operatives," were detained overnight.

One member of the Palestinian Legislative Council was also detained, he added.

Israeli forces have arrested over 500 Palestinians throughout the course of the campaign, according to figures from the Palestinian Prisoners' Society.

Soldiers have also killed five Palestinians and injured dozens in the operation.
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