[Pnews] Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in overnight raids

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Mon Oct 23 11:38:08 EDT 2017


  Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in
  overnight raids

Oct. 23, 2017

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli detained at least 66 Palestinians during 
overnight raids Monday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, 
according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.
Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a 
daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to United Nations documentation, Israeli forces conducted 121 
search and arrest operations across the West Bank and arrested 205 
Palestinians, including nine children, between September 26 and October 9.

West Bank
The Israeli army said in a statement that 15 Palestinian youths were 
detained from the West Bank for "security purposes."
The army said that a gun was found during search and detentions raids in 
Hebron city, while another weapon was found in the Beit Fajjar village 
in Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

East Jerusalem
Israeli police forces raided the neighborhood of al-Issawiya overnight 
and detained 51 Palestinians after searching dozens of homes in the 
area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency 
reported that a large number of police forces stormed the neighborhood 
around midnight from all entrances “causing panic and fear among 
residents” while a helicopter flew overhead.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that 51 
Palestinians were detained for "disrupting order" recently in 
al-Issawiya, including throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at security 
Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the local follow-up committee in 
al-Issawiya, told Ma’an that Israeli forces delivered interrogation 
summons to several Palestinian in the area -- including former prisoner 
Shirin al-Issawi -- and that forces raided the neighborhood again Monday 
morning while students were on their way to school.

Lawyer of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affair Muhammad 
Mahmoud, who visited detainees at different detention centers, said that 
he followed up on the cases of 27 of the detainees, who he said were all 
teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18.

He identified them as Muhammad Ibrahim Mustafa, Adam Khalid Abu 
Shammaleh, Ayyub Ali Abu al-Hummus, Saleh Badr Abu Assab, Udayy Ali 
Dirbas, Khalid Muhammad Ali, Walid Tawfiq Abu al-Hummus, Alaa Ahmad 
Dari, Abed al-Razeq Moussa Mustafa, Muhammad Ramadan Masri, Adam Kayid 
Mahmoud, Ahmad Eid Rumi, Wassim Iyad Dari, Yousif Issa Mustafa, Ahmad 
Abd al-Raoud Mahmoud, Muhammad Tawfiq Abu al-Hummus, Amir Othman 
Darwish, Muhammad Hussein Assid, Yousif Tariq Darwish, Imad Abu Riyaleh, 
Mahmoud Attiyeh, Qusay Ahmad Dari, Mamoun Bassel Mahmoud, Yazan 
al-Hirbawi, Majd Marwan Dari and Fadi al-Issawi.
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