Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians in East Jerusalem, West Bank

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Published: 2020-06-11 13:14

Last Updated: 2020-06-11 13:36


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Israeli forces today detained 17 Palestinians in confrontations and raids in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli police detained six Palestinian young men during confrontations in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, it said.

One of the six detainees was severely beaten before being taken into custody.

Meanwhile, the PPS said that Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in raids across Bethlehem district, including a raid in Beit Fajjar town.

Two of the five detainees were identified as a 55-year-old man and his son, and two others as 16-year-old teens.

Elsewhere in the southern West Bank, a Palestinian was detained after being stopped at an Israeli military checkpoint near al-Dhahiriya town, south of Hebron. The detainee was identified as a resident of the town.

In Ramallah and al-Bireh district, Israeli military stormed Amari refugee camp and detained a Palestinian after ransacking his house.

Soldiers also detained two others from the camp after stopping them at a flying checkpoint near al-Bireh city’s neighborhood of Umm al-Sharayet.

In Qalqilya district, PPS said after a raid Azzun town, east of the city, two Palestinian were detained.