Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians, 4 minors, in West Bank raids

03:00 Dec 18 2017 at-Tabaqa., Kharsa, Hebron, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, Nur Shams refugee camp, and al-Karama (Allenby) border terminal

by IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, at least nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, while large groups of soldiers and colonists invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and archeological sites in Kifl Hares, near Salfit, in northwestern West Bank.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the city, Doura nearby town, in addition to the villages of at-Tabaqa and Kharsa, and abducted four Palestinians.

It said that the soldiers abducted Mo’men Jamal Abu Hawwash, 18, from the at-Tabaqa village, in addition to Omar Talahma, 27, and Fadi Nammoura, and Shadi Nammoura, from Tabaqa and Kharsa villages.

In Hebron city, the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods, before breaking into and ransacking homes, and abducted Mohammad Shahin Ja’bari.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Bethlehem city, and abducted Ibrahim Abdul-Rahman Jibreen, 48, from Wadi Shahin area, in the center of the city, after invading his home.

The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Jawdat Shahrour, from the Eastern Neighborhood of Tulkarem city, in the northern part of the W Bank, and Laith Hussein from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Mousa Abu Zeid, 40, was abducted by the soldiers at the al-Karama Border Terminal with Jordan, while he was returning from visiting with family members living in Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, dozens of soldiers and colonists invaded Kifl Hares, north of Salfit, and visited some archeological sites, after the soldiers closed the entire area.

Soldiers and colonists also invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, after storming it from thee al-Magharba Gate, and conducted provocative tours, after forcing many Palestinians out of the holy site.

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained 19 Palestinians, including four minors, during overnight raids in the occupied West Bank between Sunday and Monday, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). 

PPS released a statement saying that five Palestinians, including one minor, were detained from the central West Bank district of Ramallah, while a minor was also detained from the Jerusalem district. 

In the northern West Bank, PPS reported that Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, including two minors, from the Qalqiliya district, two Palestinians from Tulkarem, one from Nablus, and one from Jenin. 

In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces detained four Palestinians from Hebron and one from Bethlehem.

The Israeli army said in a statement that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians, confiscated money, and found weapons during overnight raids

Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence. 

According to PPS, since US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli forces have detained 450 Palestinians, including 138 minors, and nine women. 
Prisoners rights group Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

Fadi Nammoura, and Shadi Nammoura detained 12/18/2017
Mo’men Jamal Abu Hawwash, 18, and Omar Talahma, 27, detained 12/18/2017
Mohammad Shahin Ja’bari detained 12/18/2017
Ibrahim Abdul-Rahman Jibreen, 48, detained 12/18/2017
Mohammad Jawdat Shahrour detained 12/18/2017
Laith Hussein detained 12/18/2017
Mohammad Mousa Abu Zeid, 40, detained 12/18/2017
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