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Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians from West Bank, East Jerusalem

May 30, 2018 2:32 P.M. (Updated: June 1, 2018 2:39 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians during predawn raids on Wednesday from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said in a statement that 10 Palestinians were detained from the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Issawiya and al-Tur.

The 10 detainees were identified as Muhammad Yunes Abu Sayme, Adam Fadi Mustafa, Thaer Muhammad Abd Muhsen, Rami Nasser Muhsen, Bashar Mahmud, Wadee Alian, Muhammad Zacharia Alian, Saleh Abu Asab, Muhammad Abd al-Ruof Mahmud, and Khaled Ismail Abu Ghannam.

In the southern West Bank Hebron district, Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, who were identified as Muhammad Ibrahim, 24, Shadi Naim al-Amur, 27, and Qasi Khaled al-Amur, 25, from the town of Yatta.

PPS said that three Palestinians were detained in the village of Bilin, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and identified them as Khader Abu Rahmeh, Najleh Issa, and Muhammad Hamed.

In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians, and were identified as Muhammad Muafeq Madni, 40, a former prisoner, and Sabe al-Titi.

Israeli military detention raids in the Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps are a near-nightly occurrence.

According to UN documentation, between April 24 and May 7, Israeli forces conducted 127 search and arrest operations and arrested 151 Palestinians in the West Bank.

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