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Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians across the West Bank

Feb. 28, 2017 3:25 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 28, 2017 4:09 P.M.)
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army carried out multiple predawn raids across the occupied Palestinian territory on Tuesday, detaining at least nine Palestinians, while a young woman was also detained on Monday, according to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).

Israeli forces detained 24-year-old Jumana Numan al-Rajabi from the street near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron around midday Monday, according to PPS.

Israeli troops also detained 22-year-old Musab Bassam Qattan in the Hebron district during predawn raids.

In the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, two Palestinians were detained, identified by PPS as Muhammad Hamdi Taqatqa, 32 in the village of Beit Fajjar, and 16-year-old Muhammad Raed Hamamra, from Husan.

According to an Israeli army spokesperson, two Palestinians were detained in Husan.

In the Jerusalem area, PPS said that Ahmad Uweisat and Khalil Jabir were detained overnight. An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed two detentions were made in the area, which she said were carried out in the central occupied West Bank town of Anata northeast of Jerusalem.

In the northern occupied West Bank, PPS said Israeli forces raided the village of Tayasir in the Tubas district and detained 29-year-old Juma Khalid Abu Amr, and 19-year-old Yazid Zahi Abu Ali.

The statement added that 23-year-old Anas Jamil Ishtayya was detained in the northern Nablus district.

Israeli forces carry out detention raids across the occupied Palestinian territory on a near-nightly basis, with the UN recording an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 100 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 6,500 Palestinians were being held in Israeli prisons as of January.
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