Israeli forces detain five Palestinians in West Bank raids

03:00 Aug 18 2016 Jab'a, Bani Naim, Haris, Nablus district

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained at least five Palestinians in overnight and predawn raids across the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources reported.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), one Palestinian identified as Ahmad Fawzy Kanaan was detained in the Jenin-area village of al-Jabaa.

PPS also noted the detention of one Ahmad Rafi Zeidat in the village of Bani Naim in the southern West Bank district of Bani Naim.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that five Palestinians had been detained overnight, listing one detention in al-Jabaa, one in Bani Naim, one in the Salfit-area village of Kifl Haris, and two in Nablus.

According to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer, some 7,000 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of July. The group estimates that 40 percent of Palestinian men have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

Ahmad Fawzy Kanaan detained 8/18/2016
Ahmad Rafi Zeidat detained 8/18/2016
Israeli army spokesperson reported one unidentified Palestinian detained 8/18/2016
Israeli army spokesperson reports two unidentified Palestinians detained 8/18/2016
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