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Israeli forces detain Palestinian for alleged knife possession near Ibrahimi Mosque

Sept. 8, 2017 6:25 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 8, 2017 6:25 P.M.)
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HEBRON (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian near the Ibrahimi Mosque checkpoint in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron on Friday for allegedly being in possession of a knife.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that an unidentified Palestinian in his 20s was detained at an Israeli checkpoint outside the mosque after Israeli forces allegedly found a knife when searching him.

According to al-Samri, the Palestinian was transferred for interrogations with Israeli authorities. She noted that the investigation into the incident was still ongoing.

Scores of Palestinians have been detained in the past two years for alleged possession of knives increased violence broke out in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in Oct. 2015.

While Israeli leaders often point to Palestinian “incitement” as the cause of such unrest, and often attempt to connect it to the so-called “war on terror,” Palestinians have instead cited the daily frustrations and routine Israeli military violence imposed by Israel's nearly half century occupation of the Palestinian territory as main drivers for such incidents.
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