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Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, 14-year-old boy, during raids

Jan. 9, 2018 4:52 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 3:45 P.M.)
Israeli soldiers arrest a young Palestinian boy following clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron on June 20, 2014 (AFP/Thomas Coex, File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained 19 Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, during pre dawn raids Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS said in a statement that Israeli army forces detained Mohammad Samer Mansour, 14, from the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

Meanwhile, the group reported that Israeli forces detained four Palestinians from the al-Arroub refugee camp in the Hebron district, four from the Yaabad town in the district of Jenin, four from Nablus, two from Salfit, two from Jerusalem, one from Toubas and one from Bethlehem.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed 17 detentions from the West Bank to Ma’an.

Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are near daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to UN documentation, between December 19th and January 1st, Israeli forces carried out 170 search and arrest operations in the West Bank.

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