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Israeli forces detain Palestinian human rights activist

Sept. 11, 2018 11:08 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 12, 2018 11:31 A.M.)
Activist Hasan Karajeh
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained rights activist Hasan Karajeh after raiding and searching his home in the Safa village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh, on Tuesday dawn.

Locals said that Israeli soldiers searched Karajeh's family house before detaining him.

Karajeh was then transferred to an unidentified location.

This is the third time Karajeh is detained by Israel, he was released from Israeli prisons last year; he was previously detained twice, once in 2013 and another time in 2016.

The human rights youth activist was the Ambassador of Arab Youth at the Arab League and has previously represented Palestine at several international conferences and platforms regarding human rights and the Palestinian cause.

Israeli forces detained another two Palestinian during raids carried out across the West Bank on Tuesday dawn.

Another former prisoner was also detained from Ramallah and identified by locals as Haitham Siyaj.

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian youth identified as Muhammad al-Hilw from the Hizma town east of Jerusalem.

In the central West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli forces delivered two brothers, Nur and Said Mahmoud al-Umour, from the Tuqu town in southern Bethlehem notices to meet with the Israeli intelligence.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,871 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.
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