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Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians in West Bank raids

April 10, 2016 10:52 A.M. (Updated: April 10, 2016 7:56 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 11 Palestinians and summoned others for questioning -- including the head of a prisoners’ rights center -- in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank Sunday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.

Local sources said that Israeli troops detained Saif Khalil Hammad,19, Bilal Subhi Hamed,17, and Momen Basem Hamed,17, from the village of Silwad northeast of Ramallah.

In the village of al-Zawiya in the northern West Bank district of Salfit, Israeli forces detained Munir Shaqoura, locals said.

Local sources in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron told Ma’an Israeli forces detained Tamer Waleed Abu Ghazi in al-Arrub refugee camp and Munir Shadeed in Dura.

Israeli forces issues summons in Dura to the former prisoners Jaber al-Rajoub, Zaid Abu Fannar, and the head of Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies Osama Shahin.

In the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained Husam Misk in the village of Abu Dis and Muhammad Isaac Taha,15, in Qatanna, the sources added.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an four detentions were made northeast of Ramallah, one south of Ramallah, one southwest of Bethlehem, one southwest of Hebron, and four southeast of Qalqiliya.

As of February, at least 7,000 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons, 406 of them minors, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recorded a weekly average of 94 search and detention operations in the occupied Palestinian territory since the beginning of 2016.
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