Israel detains 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids
The arrests come after three Palestinian teens were detained a day earlier near Hebron. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians across the West Bank overnight on Wednesday, sources told Ma'an.
Two of the Palestinians were detained in the Jordan Valley, two close to Ramallah, two near Bethlehem, and one in southwest Jenin, an Israeli military spokesperson said.
Israeli forces also detained two men from villages near Hebron. The two men have been identified as Ismail Youssef Tmeizi, 35, from Ithna and Mushir Abd al-Qader al-Shahatit, 29, from the Kharsa village in Dura. The men were detained after Israeli forces raided and searched their homes, locals told Ma'an.
Additionally, Israeli troops stormed several neighborhoods and detained three young Palestinians in the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar north of Hebron, a local spokesman told Ma'an.
Muhammad Ayyad Awad from the town’s popular committee identified the teens as 19-year-old Ammar Sadim Sleibi, 17-year-old Muataz Muhammad Abu Mariya, and 18-year-old Muhammad Shihdah Sleibi.
According to Awad, Israeli troops used police dogs during the detention raids. He added that the soldiers assaulted the detainees and “damaged doors and furniture in their homes.”
The detentions come just one day after Israeli forces detained three teenagers from Beit Ummar. A total of 17 Palestinians have been arrested in the town since the beginning of August.
Three other Palestinians were detained close the city of Nablus Tuesday overnight.
Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinians throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem, often on the pretext of perceived security threats. Palestinian watchdog Addameer estimates that 40 percent of the Palestinian male population has been arrested at some point of their lives.
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