Israeli forces arrest 15 Palestinians in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Palestine

Published: 2017-08-07 15:08

Last Updated: 2017-08-07 15:08


6,128 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of July.
6,128 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of July.
Roya News Source

Israeli forces arrested at least 15 Palestinians during raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Monday, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and local sources.

Israeli forces arrested one 20-year-old man from Sair, east of Hebron, providing no reason for the arrest.

Another seven Palestinians were detained from Bethlehem area and two from Salfit area.
Meanwhile, Israeli police detained five Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that three minors were detained by Israeli border police after they were suspected of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces.

A video of the detention showed two boys throwing stones, with no apparently visible target, before a border police vehicle arrives and officers chase the children and drag them back to the vehicle.

Israeli forces regularly raid Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and prisoners' rights group Addameer estimated that 6,128 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of July.