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Islamic Waqf official among five Palestinians detained by Israel in the occupied territories

RAMALLAH, Israeli forces today detained at least five Palestinians, including an Islamic Waqf official, from various parts of the occupied territories.
The Islamic Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Department of Jerusalem said Israeli police detained its deputy head, Najeh Bkeirat, after storming the Sharia Education building near Bab al-Silsila (Chain Gate) in the old city of Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, WAFA correspondent said that Israeli police detained a 14-year-old minor from the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur, and another Palestinian during a raid in Shufat refugee camp.
In Ramallah district, local sources said soldiers raided Kufr Malik village, east of Ramallah, and detained a 21-year-old man.
During ensuing confrontations in the village during the raid, the soldiers fired several concussion and gas grenades towards youngsters protesting the raid. No injuries were reported.
In Bethlehem district, undercover Israeli forces, known as Musta’ribeen, sneaked into the city neighborhood of Wad al-Jamal, where they abducted a young Palestinian ransacking his parents’ home.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) office in Tubas, Kamal Bani-Odeh, said that soldiers raided Tammoun town, south of Tubas, where they broke into and thoroughly searched a house. No injuries were reported during the subsequent confrontations.
In Jenin district, the Israeli military raided Jaba town, south of Jenin, where they searched several houses, including those belonging to three former prisoners.
Many of the town residents suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation during the ensuing protests.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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