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Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians, injure 1 in raids

July 30, 2016 2:28 P.M. (Updated: July 31, 2016 4:47 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least five Palestinians and injured another between Friday evening and early Saturday morning across the occupied West Bank, including a teenager and a Palestinian Presidential Guard member.

In the village of Beit Ummar in northern Hebron on Friday evening, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian teenager, according to local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad, who identified the teen as 16-year-old Muhammad Samir Sadiq Abu Maria.

During a predawn raid of the Hebron-area village of Beit Einun on Saturday, Israeli forces detained Palestinian Presidential Guard member Fahmi Nidal al-Froukh after ransacking his home and several others, according to locals and confirmed by an Israeli army spokesperson.

To the north in the occupied West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli forces raided the eastern part of Jenin city, detaining three Palestinians and injuring another when clashes broke out being Israeli soldiers and locals.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Fawzi Abu Daqqah, 21, was injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet and was taken to Jenin Governmental Hospital for treatment in a light-to-moderate condition, while others suffered from tear gas inhalation.

Sources said Israeli forces detained three youths during the raids, identified as Thaer Jihad Ahmad Hathnawi, Abdullah Ahmad Diyab al-Husari, and Abd al-Rahman Faisal Qasim.

According to the Israeli army spokesperson, two Palestinians were detained in Jenin refugee camp in the western part of the city and another in the city itself.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, as of May there were some 7,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli custody -- 414 of them minors -- the majority of whom were detained during the near-nightly raids Israeli forces conduct across the occupied Palestinian territory.

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