Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

Ramallah, – Israeli forces detained 14 Palestinians, including three minors, mostly during overnight raids across a number of West Bank districts.

Nine Palestinians were detained from Hebron district, two others from Tulkarem, two others from Tubas and another from Jenin, state news agency (WAFA) reported.

Forces detained three Palestinian minors after storming their family houses during a raid into Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron, and took them to the Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

Elsewhere in Hebron, troops raided Dura town, detaining four Palestinians and ransacking two houses. During the raid, troops ransacked the family houses of Muhammad Makhamra and Yunis Zein, who are held in Israeli detention.

Another Palestinian was handcuffed and detained during a raid into Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron. Another Palestinian was detained after being stopped at al-Container military checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem.

In the northern West Bank, the forces detained two brothers during a raid into Dhannaba, east of Tulkarem. Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, troops detained two Palestinians during a raid that sparked clashes into al-Fari’a refugee camp, south of Nablus.

The troops fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at local youths who protested the raid and attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though. Another Palestinian was detained as he attempted to cross a military checkpoint near the Jenin town of Bartaa.

Source: Qatar News Agency