Israeli forces detain 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces conduct a raid in the West Bank on Monday. — Courtesy photo

RAMALLAH — Israeli forces Monday conducted multiple overnight raids in various parts of the West Bank and detained at least 22 Palestinians, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli forces detained 11 Palestinians after storming and ransacking their homes in the Ramallah-district villages of Al-Mughayyir, Deir Abu Mashaal and Kobar.

In Hebron district, Israeli military vehicles invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of the city, where soldiers detained a Palestinian.

Another Palestinian was detained during a similar military raid in Sair town, northeast of Hebron.

Soldiers also raided Arroub refugee camp and Halhoul town, north of Hebron, detaining three others.

Several military vehicles raided Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, where soldiers detained raided three Palestinians, including a former prisoner.

In Jericho district, soldiers conducted a raid into Fasayel village, searching two houses and seizing the sum of 0,000 Israeli shekels ($2,700) before detaining two brothers.

Israeli forces also detained one person from Nablus in north of West Bank and a lawyer identified as Aman Mansour, wife of a prisoner, but was later released. Her car was seized.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Zaher Yasser Musalma, Sari Salah Al-Faroukh, Amar Muhammad Juwabra, Shawqi Al-Khatib, and Mahmoud Jawad Al-Wawwi.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, three Palestinians were detained. They were identified as Shaher Issa Taqatqa, Ahmad Khaled Taqatqa, and Iyad Ahmad Taqatqa.

PPS confirmed that Israeli forces raided a Palestinian home in the central West Bank district of Jericho and detained two brothers. They were identified as Muhammad and Haitham Kamal Shalalfe. In addition, Israeli soldiers seized about 10,000 shekels ($2,707) from their home.

Eleven Palestinians were detained by Israeli forces in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. PPS identified them as Asaad Nimer Mufarja, 21, Ibrahim Ayoub Zahran, 20, Adi Nakhle, 20, Assem Ahmad Abu Alya, Mutasem Abu Alya, Hamdi Zyad Abu Alya, Jumaa Raqad Abu Alya, Hamdi Jumaa Naasan, Mahmoud Abdullah Muhammad, Muhammad Odeh Lidadwe, and Ahmad Abdullah Abu Alya.

Israeli forces also detained Palestinian attorney, Aman Mansour, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, however, released her shortly afterwards.

In the same district, another Palestinian was detained and identified as Majdi Al-Qatab.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,500 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 54 are females.

Israeli soldiers searched homes in Abu Shkheidim village, north of Ramallah city, and abducted Mohammad Odah Ladadwa, in addition to Ibrahim Ayyoub Ma’rouf, who was taken prisoner from his home in Deir Abu Mashal town, west of Ramallah.

Also in Ramallah, dozens of soldiers invaded the Al-Mughayyir village, east of the city, violently searched several homes and abducted Mo’tasem Abu Alia, Hamdi Na’san, Jom’a Raqqad Abu Alia, Assem Abu Alia, Mahmoud Abdullah al-Haj, in addition to Mohammad and Ahmad Abu Alia. A similar invasion targeted Kufur Ni’ma village, west of Ramallah,

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the Al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, searched several homes, and abducted Ammad Mohammad Jawabra and Shawqi Khatib, in addition to Mohammad Jawad Al-Wawi, who was taken prisoner from his home in Halhoul town, also north of Hebron. — Agencies