Five Palestinians, most of them former prisoners, detained by Israel in Ramallah city and area villages

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces today detained five Palestinians, most of them former prisoners, from Ramallah and al-Bireh district, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said in a press release that Israeli forces brutally assaulted and re-arrested Rami Fadayel, 40, a former prisoner, after ransacking his house in the Ramallah neighborhood of al-Tireh.

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Fadayel, father of a child, was released last week after spending two years in administrative detention in Israel without charge or trial. He was detained again last night, then released a few hours later, to be re-detained early today.

Israeli soldiers re-detained two other former prisoners and seized the car of one of them after storming their family homes in the Ramallah city neighborhoods of Ein Minjed and Ein Misbah.

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PPS also said an Israeli military force raided Abu Qash village, north of Ramallah, resulting in the detention of one Palestinian.

Soldiers also conducted a raid into Ein Qiniya village, northwest of Ramallah, where they detained another.

This came just a day after Israeli forces carried out large-scale detention raids across Ramallah district, searching many homes and detaining some 15 Palestinians, most of them former political prisoners.

Meanwhile, local sources said Israeli forces detained two other Palestinians, including a former prisoner who was released in 2015, while they were inside Israel. Both detainees were identified as residents of Silat al-Harithiya village, northwest of Jenin.

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