Three minors among 16 Palestinians Israel detains in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli forces today detained 10 Palestinians from several areas of the occupied West Bank and six others in Jerusalem, including minors, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said Israeli forces detained three 16-year-old minors and three adults from the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and alTor along with the Old City.

It said in a press release that Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

In the Ramallah district town of Beitunia, Israeli special units napped three brothers from the Rashid family before later releasing two.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli military stormed Azza refugee camp where soldiers detained a Palestinian man.

In the northern West Bank, local sources said a military force raided Beit Furik town, east of Nablus city, resulting in the detention of a former Palestinian prisoner.

A similar raid was conducted in Qalqilya district where the soldiers rounded up two Palestinians, including a former prisoner who spent five years in Israeli custody.

Two youths were also detained from the district of Jenin and another from Tulkarm refugee camp.

Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy groups said today that Israel detained 496 Palestinians in January, including 67 minors and 16 women.

They said 245 were detained in occupied Jerusalem, 30 in Ramallah district, 70 in Hebron district, 43 in Jenin district, 32 in Bethlehem district, 14 from Nablus, 10 from Tulkarm, 21 from Qalqilya, 10 from Tubas, 11 from Jericho and the Jordan Valley and one from Salfit districts, in addition to nine from the Gaza Strip.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency