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Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians in West Bank raids

June 7, 2016 12:15 P.M. (Updated: June 7, 2016 8:38 P.M.)
Israeli forces raid Surif on June 7, 2016. (MaanImages)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces Tuesday morning detained at least five Palestinians during military raids across the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

Israeli forces detained four young Palestinian men during a predawn raid in the town of Surif northwest of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to locals.

The Palestinians detained by Israeli forces were identified as Rafee Jibril Abu Farah, 30, his brother Alaa, 22, Mahmoud al-Heeh, and Usyd Abu Khdeir.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports on the detentions in Hebron.

The spokesperson also told Ma’an a Palestinian was detained in the central district of Bethlehem early Tuesday. However, no further details were provided.

Israeli forces have carried out a weekly average of 90 military raids on Palestinian communities since the start of 2016, according to UN documentation.

According to Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians are being held in Israeli custody. The organization estimates that 40 percent of Palestinian men have been detained by Israel at least once in their lives.

Israeli forces raid Surif on June 7, 2016. (MaanImages)
Israeli forces raid Surif on June 7, 2016. (MaanImages)

Israeli forces raid Surif on June 7, 2016. (MaanImages)

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