PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians, Including A Young Woman, In The West Bank”

03:00 Mar 6 2018 Silat al-Harithiya, Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, Dura, and Hebron

by IMEMC News

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours, Tuesday, seventeen Palestinians, including two siblings and a young woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The PPS said that the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted seventeen.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as:

Amir Sarkaji, Nablus.
Amer Sarkaji, Nablus.
Ahmad al-Jamal, Nablus.
Maher Mohammad al-Masri, Nablus.
Islam Abu Keshek, Nablus.
Akram Mohammad Mousa, Bethlehem.
Abdullah al-Hreimi, Bethlehem.
Mohammad al-‘Obeyyat, Bethlehem.
Mohammad al-Khatib, Bethlehem.
Akram Abdul-Hai Sharif, Bethlehem.
Mohammad Nidal Jaber, Hebron.
Khaled Salahuddin Abu Za’rour, Hebron.
Mahmoud Ramadan ‘Awawda, Hebron.
Mo’tasem Ramadan ‘Awawda, Hebron.
Ammar Abdul-Basset Mahameed, Jenin.
Ibrahim Kamel Shalabi, Jenin.
Fatima Fadi Jarrar, Jenin.

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained at least 17 Palestinians, including a female university student, during overnight raids Tuesday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to official and local Palestinian sources. 

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including a female university student, during raids in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. 

Locals identified two of the detainees to Ma’an as Fatima Fadi Jarrar, and Ibrahim Kamel al-Shalabi.

Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that Israeli forces raided a home belonging to the Jarrar family in the Silat al-Harithiya west of Jenin city. 

According to Wafa, troops held the entire family for over two hours, while female soldiers strip-searched Fatima Jarrar before detaining her.

In the Nablus district, Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, identified by locals as Islam Abu Kushk, Amir al-Sukarji, Amer al-Sukarji and Ahmad al-Jamal from Nablus City. According to PPS, a fifth Palestinian was detained, though their identity remained unknown. 

Two Palestinian youth, whose identities remained unknown, were detained from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained four Palestinians identified as Muhammad al-Khatib, Muhammad Ubayyat, Ahed al-Khatib and Akram Muhammad Moussa. PPS reported that a fifth Palestinian was detained, though their identity remained unknown. 

In the Dura town in southern Hebron, Israeli forces detained Mutasem Ramadan Awawdeh and Mahmoud Ramadan Awawdeh.

PPS said Israeli forces detained two other Palestinians from Hebron city.

Israeli search and detention raids are a nightly occurrence in Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to UN documentation, Israeli forces have carried out a bi weekly average of 185 raids in 2018, compared to an average of 120 in 2017.

Mohammad Nidal Jaber and Khaled Salahuddin Abu Za’rour detained 3/6/2018
Ammar Abdul-Basset Mahameed detained 3/6/2018
Akram Mohammad Mousa, Abdullah al-Hreimi, Mohammad al-‘Obeyyat, Mohammad al-Khatib, and Akram Abdul-Hai Sharif detained 3/6/2018
Amir Sarkaji, Amer Sarkaji, Ahmad al-Jamal, Maher Mohammad al-Masri, and Islam Abu Keshek detained 3/6/2018
Fatima Fadi Jarrar, and Ibrahim Kamel al-Shalabi detained 3/6/2018
Mutasem Ramadan Awawdeh and Mahmoud Ramadan Awawdeh detained 3/6/2018
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