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Attorney among 23 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Jan. 21, 2019 11:23 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2019 2:10 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 23 Palestinians, including an attorney, across the occupied West Bank, on predawn Monday.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Zaher Yasser Musalma, Sari Salah al-Faroukh, Amar Muhammad Juwabra, Shawqi al-Khatib, and Mahmoud Jawad al-Wawwi.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, three Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Shaher Issa Taqatqa, Ahmad Khaled Taqatqa, and Iyad Ahmad Taqatqa.

PPS confirmed that Israeli forces raided a Palestinian home in the central West Bank district of Jericho and detained two brothers. They were identified as Muhammad and Haitham Kamal Shalalfe. In addition, Israeli soldiers seized about 10,000 shekels ($2,707) from their home.

Eleven Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. PPS identified them as Asaad Nimer Mufarja, 21, Ibrahim Ayoub Zahran, 20, Adi Nakhle, 20, Assem Ahmad Abu Alya, Mutasem Abu Alya, Hamdi Zyad Abu Alya, Jumaa Raqad Abu Alya, Hamdi Jumaa Naasan, Mahmoud Abdullah Muhammad, Muhammad Odeh Lidadwe, and Ahmad Abdullah Abu Alya.

Israeli forces also detained Palestinian attorney, Aman Mansour, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, however, released her shortly afterwards.

In the same district, another Palestinian was detained and identified as Majdi al-Qatab.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,500 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 54 are female prisoners.

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