Fifteen Palestinians detained in West Bank raids

Published March 13th, 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Palestinian youth throw rocks at Israeli troops in protest. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
Palestinian youth throw rocks at Israeli troops in protest. (AFP/Hazem Bader)

Israeli forces on Sunday detained at least 15 Palestinians in West Bank raids, reportedly seizing a car.

Local sources told Ma'an Israeli forces detained Muhammad Hamida, the head of the Palestinian Authority Committee of Prisoners' Affairs in Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers detained Mustafa Asakrah and Muhammad Kamel from the village of al-Asakra southeast of Bethlehem.

In the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, Israeli troops detained Khalid Fasfous, and seized the car of Saleem Fasfous in the village of Dura west of Hebron city.

Israeli troops also detained Muhammad Khalid Shehada, 17, and Zayed Zayed from the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem.
In the northern West Bank, the Israeli army detained Diaa Aqoub from Nablus, and Muhammad Issa Ghazawi from the village of Yabud west of Jenin.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed 15 detentions to Ma'an. She listed six detentions near the city of Ramallah, five southwest of Hebron, two in the city of Bethlehem, one northwest of Bethlehem, and one southeast of Nablus.

According to prisoners' rights organization Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were detained in Israeli prisons as of February, 670 of whom were being held in administrative detention.

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