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Israeli forces detain at least 20 Palestinians, including woman, during West Bank raids

June 28, 2018 11:38 A.M. (Updated: June 29, 2018 12:03 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 20 Palestinians, including a woman, during raids to areas across the West Bank on Thursday morning.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that five Palestinians were detained from the southern West Bank district of Hebron and identified them as Abed al-Hadi Awad, Sajed Moussa Awad, Muhammad Subhi Awad, Muhammad Dirar Awad and Rawda Muhammad Abu Aisha, 53; Aisha was detained while at Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem on her way to Jerusalem, she was then transferred to the Ofer detention center.

Five Palestinians were detained from the northern West Bank district of Nablus, PPS identified them as Muhammad Subhi Tabanja, Mahdi Muhammad Shahin and former prisoners Wael al-Faqih, Thabet Nassar and Muhammad Said Awwad.

In the central West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained three Palestinians identified as Ziad Muhammad Awwad, Nidal Khalid Taqatqa and Khalid Muhammad Thawabteh.

PPS added that two Palestinians were detained from the Qarawat Bani Hassan town in the Salfit district and identified them as Akrama Aziz Marie and Sayyaf Mahyub al-Arabi.

Israeli forces also detained three Palestinians from the Tubas district, PPS identified them as Muhammad Ammar Daraghmeh, Usayd Saleh and Fares Maslamani.

Two other Palestinians were detained from the Ramallah and al-Bireh district and were identified as Muhammad Safi from the al-Jalazun refugee camp and Jaber Awad al-Rimawi, 27, from the Beit Rima town.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 6,036 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons; 63 of them are women.

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