Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians from West Bank

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces today detained 18 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said.

It said in a statement that Israeli forces rounded up six Palestinians, including two former prisoners, in multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district.

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One of the six detainees was identified as a former prisoner from Jalazone refugee camp, another as a resident of Nilin village, west of Ramallah, another as a resident of Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, and two others, including a former prisoner, as residents of Silwad town, east of Ramallah.

In the northern West Bank, PPS said Israeli occupation forces raided Jenin refugee camp where they rounded up four Palestinians.

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Local sources added that the raid triggered violent confrontations, during which Israeli soldiers opened fire on local protestors, hitting one with a live round in the foot and causing dozens others to suffocate from teargas inhalation.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, PPS said that Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians from Nablus district and two others from Tubas district.

In Bethlehem district in the south of the West Bank, PPS said an Israeli army raid into Aida refugee camp, north of the city, resulted in the detention of a Palestinian.

It added that Israeli forces carried out two separate raids in Hindaza and Marah Rabah villages, east and south of the city, resulting in the detention of two others.

A former prisoner was rearrested from Hebron district.

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