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Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians, one minor, in overnight West Bank raids

Oct. 7, 2017 1:27 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 8, 2017 1:08 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinians, including one minor, during overnight raids in the occupied West Bank between Friday and Saturday, according to local sources.

Locals in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from the district.

In the village of Wadi Rahhal in southern Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained 17-year-old Nour al-Din al-Faghuriafter raiding and searching his family home. Israeli forces also confiscated his father’s vehicle.

In Bethlehem city, Israeli forces detained Imad Ali Shweiki, 45, from the al-Saff Street in the center of the city after searching his house for his son, former prisoner Muhammad Shweiki.

In the Jenin district of the northern West Bank, Israeli forces raided the Rummana village, where they set up a flying checkpoint inside the village, searching and holding residents as they passed through, interrogating several youths.

No detentions were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 123 search and arrest operations across the West Bank and arrested 152 Palestinians, including 20 children, between September 12 and 25.

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