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Terrorist israeli forces abduct 25 Palestinians in raids in West Bank, East al-Quds

22 June 2016 18:36

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Israeli forces have abducted at least 25 Palestinians during the regime’s fresh major raids in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Palestinian and Israeli sources said several teenagers and a woman were among those detained during the pre-dawn attacks on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud from the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group, Addameer, said four teenage boys were taken into custody in the occupied East al-Quds neighborhood of Isawiyah.

Amjad Abu Asab, chairman of a local committee for prisoners’ families, said Tel Aviv regime troops arrested a young woman after raiding her home in the Sur Bahir neighborhood on the southeastern outskirts of East al-Quds.

Elsewhere in the West Bank town of Abu Dis, Israeli forces detained a young man.

Israeli troopers also stormed the village of Khurza near the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), detaining a 27-year-old youth.

Meanwhile, an Israeli army spokesperson said two arrests were made in al-Khalil and the town of Surif.

An Israeli army statement also confirmed that two Palestinians, aged 18, were detained in the town of Beit Fajjar, located 8 kilometers (almost 5 miles) south of the Bethlehem.

Israeli forces further stormed the West Bank town of Azzun and ransacked the homes of two Palestinian security officials, identified as Arif Samir Shbeita and Main Muhammad Radawn. The later was taken into custody.

Israeli forces detained another man in Azzun, an Israeli army statement said.

According to Israeli sources, another Palestinian was detained in the West Bank city of Nablus, four others in Tulkarm and an additional seven in Ramallah.


A Palestinian protester hurls a tear gas canister back towards Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum on May 27, 2016. © AFP

The Tel Aviv regime routinely demolishes the houses of Palestinians it accuses of assaults against Israelis. The demolitions displace families, including women and children, who have had nothing to do with the alleged attacks.

More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, dozens of whom are serving multiple life sentences.

The occupied territories have witnessed heightened tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.

At least 213 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October amid the tensions.

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