[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
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.
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.
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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