Twenty-one Palestinians including a journalist detained in Israeli raids


Published: 2017-11-21 14:35

Last Updated: 2017-11-21 14:35

Predawn raids are daily occurrences (The Times of Israel)
Predawn raids are daily occurrences (The Times of Israel)
Roya News Source

Twenty-one Palestinians were detained on Monday during predawn raids across the West Bank, Maan reported.

The detainees were identified by locals.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces reportedly detained five Palestinians from the Jayous village near Qalqiliya, and Jenin.

Meanwhile, in the Nablus district, Israelis reportedly raided the village of Qaryut and fired tear gas at homes.

Four Palestinians were detained in central West Bank, from the Ramallah district including an activist.

Israelis searched a jewelry store in Ramallah and confiscated some contents, according to locals.

In Hebron and Bethlehem districts, southern West Bank, eight Palestinians were detained, including journalist Amjad Abu Arafa, Maan reported.

The detentions were confirmed by an Israeli army spokesperson.

During the month of October, 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.