Published: 2018-02-26 11:44
Last Updated: 2018-02-26 12:10
Israeli forces arrested 25 people in several parts of the West Bank on Monday during overnight raids. Ten of them are members of Tamimi family from Nabi Saleh village.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Israeli soldiers stormed into Hebron, Bethlehem, El-Beira, Nablus, Salfit, Qalqilya and Jenin where they arrested tens of Palestinians for claimed involvement in “terrorist activities" and rock throwing attacks.
Ten members of Tamimi family were arrested, whose daughter Ahed Tamimi is currently detained in the Israeli prisons, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah city in the West Bank. Detentions came for “participating in violent demonstrations” as claimed in a statement released by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).
Among the detainees were the 15-year-old Mohammad Tamimi, who was previously severely injured when shot in the face by Israeli forces in December, remains in serious medical condition and awaiting a new operation in March. His 17-year-old brother, Tamimi, was also arrested.
Four other detainees from the same family ranged in age between 14 and 17 years, one 19-year-old and the rest between 21 and 29 years.
Meanwhile, Nabi Saleh village has been the target of intensified raids carried out by the Israeli forces ever since Ahed Tamimi, 17, was detained in December 2017 after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier in front of her home in Nabi Saleh village went viral on social media.
Israeli forces launch arrest campaigns against Palestinians on daily basis. By the end of November 2017, more than 5,881 Palestinians were detained in Israeli prisons, 425 of them were held in administrative detention, according to the Israeli human rights group, B’tselem.