13 Palestinians arrested in West Bank, raising detainees' number to more than 400

Palestine

Published: 2017-12-19 16:50

Last Updated: 2017-12-19 17:17


Photos from clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank. (Roya Palestine)
Photos from clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank. (Roya Palestine)
Roya News Source

Israeli forces arrested at least 13 Palestinians, including four minors, on Tuesday, mostly during multiple overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Israeli military forces raided Rabba and Jalqamous villages, southeast of Jenin, where they detained four Palestinians.

Another Palestinian young man was detained by Israeli forces in Siris village, South of Jenin, while another 65-year-old Palestinian and his son were detained after forces ransacked their home in Yaabad town, south of Jenin.

Meanwhile, two minors were detained in al-Far’a refugee camp in the northern West Bank, according to the Director of Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in Tubas, Mahmoud Sawafta.

This followed the arrest of the 17-year-old Palestinian, Ahed Tamimi, from her house in Nabi Saleh village in Ramallah overnight Monday, after she was filmed on Friday slapping the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) soldiers while they tried to break into her family’s home.


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With detentions taking place on Tuesday, the total number of detainees in the West Bank has increased to more than 400 Palestinians arrested since the unrest started after Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Clashes continued in different parts of the West Bank, including Nablus, Jenin, Hebron, Tulkarm, Jerusalem and many other cities.

Overall, 11 Palestinians have been killed so far in the clashes, and at least 3,000 injured, since Trump’s Jerusalem decision earlier this month.