Israeli forces arrest six Palestinians during West Bank raids

Published January 10th, 2016 - 01:00 GMT

Israeli troops carried out predawn detention raids in the West Bank on Sunday, arresting six young Palestinian men, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said in a statement.

Israeli forces detained three Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, two in the town of Nahhalin in the southern district of Bethlehem, and one near the southern West Bank town of Hebron, the statement said.

In Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said, Israeli forces detained Ibrahim Sami al-Akhras and his brother Muhammad, as well as Ali Ayman Jazmawi.

The statement identified the Nahhalin detainees as Ahmad Mahmoud Najajra and Nassar Aqil Najajra.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldier detained Munif Kamal Amr near Hebron.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed to Ma’an the detention of two people in Nahhalin, claiming that they were “suspected of illegal activities.” She did not confirm the other cases in Tulkarem and Hebron.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society highlighted that Israeli forces detained 36 Palestinians in the last three days.

Israeli forces regularly carry out detention raids across the occupied Palestinian territory, with the UN documenting at least 347 such raids in the last two weeks of December 2015 alone.


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