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Israeli forces detain 7 Palestinians in West Bank raids

April 18, 2016 10:25 A.M. (Updated: April 18, 2016 4:06 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians in predawn raids Monday across the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank after midnight and detained three Palestinians.

After searching and ransacking several homes, Israeli forces detained Mazin Jamal al-Natsha, 44, Izzat Abd al-Aziz al-Natsha, 37, and Munthir Muhammad al-Juaba, 34.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the three detentions and informed Ma’an of another detention in the district north of Hebron City.

Israeli forces also set up several military checkpoints across Hebron district, local sources added.

The Israeli army spokesperson said Israeli forces also detained one Palestinian in Qabalan south of Nablus and another in Husan west of Bethlehem. A handgun and ammunition were reportedly found in the apartment of a young Palestinian, who was detained in the village of Haris in the district of Salfit.

Since the beginning of 2016, Israeli forces have carried out a weekly average of 95 search and detention operations in the occupied Palestinian territory, according to The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Israel is currently holding 7,000 Palestinians in its jails and prisons, according to prisoners' rights organization Addameer, and 700 are being indefinitely held in administrative detention -- internment without trial or charge.

Palestinians routinely suffer from ill treatment, medical negligence, torture, and the inhumane use of solitary confinement in Israeli prisons.

Monday morning’s detention campaign comes after hundreds of Palestinians commemorated Palestinian Prisoner’s Day Sunday in rallies in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi marked the occasion in a press release voicing support for prisoners’ “selfless and courageous struggle against Israel’s military occupation and their commitment to justice, dignity, and an independent Palestine free of apartheid and ethnic cleansing.”

She noted that more than 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned since Israel illegally occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in 1967.
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