Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians across West Bank

03:00 Apr 29 2014 Beit Ummar, Yabad, Qabatia, Nur Shama, Ramallah, Kafr Qaddum

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians across the West Bank in overnight detention raids, a popular committee spokesman and an army spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Popular committee spokesman Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma'an that Israeli forces raided Beit Ummar after midnight and detained four youths -- Nour Nawwaf, 18, Yousef Mahmoud Sabarnah, 20, Muhammad Ibrahim Arara, 20, and 20-year-old Amr Jamil al-Alami.

Nawwaf is a high school student and the three others are university students, Awad noted, adding that 24 Palestinians have been arrested in Beit Ummar since the beginning of April.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided the northern West Bank town of Yaabad in the Jenin district and detained three other Palestinian youths -- Yousef Samir Yousef, 19, Muhammad Omar Mustafa, 19, and 20-year-old Firas Abu Bakr.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that the army detained 17 Palestinians across the West Bank overnight -- two in Qabatia near Jenin, one in Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, four in Yaabad, one in Ramallah, five in Kafr Qaddum, and four in Beit Ummar.

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