Israeli army detain 8 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces last night detained eight Palestinians, including two minors, after raiding their homes during raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Two Palestinians were detained by the army in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, including a minor who was identified as Mo’men Adnan Zaboun, 17.

Two others were also arrested in Jerusalem governorate, one of whom was a minor identified as Laith Amin Omari, 16.

Israeli occupation forces further detained three Palestinians from Jericho governorate and one from Tulkarm in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian prisoner who were recently detained by Israeli authorities told the Palestinian Authority’s Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission that he was reportedly subjected to various forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse and beating.

Ismat Hasan Shawawreh,33, who was arrested from his home in Ramallah on November 18, 2019, said he was repeatedly assaulted and beaten by Israeli interrogators, including being beaten in the back where he had undergone a surgery two weeks prior to his arrest.

Shawawreh said that as a result of being beaten in the area where the surgery was made, the stitches of the incision were released and he started to bleed.

Maltreatment of Palestinian detainees, including children, is a routine occurrence in Israeli detention facilities.

According to a report by the Military Court Watch (MCW) based on testimonies from 127 children detained by Israel in 2016, 94 percent reported being hand tied, 81 percent of children reported being blindfolded or hooded, and 64 percent of children reported being subjected to various forms of physical abuse.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency