Published: 2017-07-26 15:30
Last Updated: 2017-07-26 16:16
Israeli occupation forces overnight and early Wednesday detained 34 Palestinians during military raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
Nine Palestinians, including a female ex-detainee, were detained by Israeli forces in the Hebron area, in addition to 10 others from Tulkarem. Six Palestinians were also detained by the Israeli police in the Jerusalem area.
Israeli soldiers detained two Palestinians in the Bethlehem area, two others in Ramallah/al-Bireh district, and a youth in the Nablus area.
Forces also detained four Palestinians, including a man aged 60, in the Jenin area.
Separately, Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that as part of an Israeli campaign “to fight illegal weapons,” a joint force of Israeli police, border police, and soldiers on Tuesday night raided the Jenin-area town of Jaba and ransacked several homes.
According to al-Samri, forces seized a rifle and an amount of ammunition inside a house during the raid. In addition, a Palestinian suspect was detained for questioning.
Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there were 6,300 Palestinians in Israeli prisons as of June.