RAMALLAH� Israeli forces Monday detained 32 Palestinians in multiple overnight raids across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
Israeli forces detained 19 Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Ramallah, including 14 from Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah.
The raid, during which soldiers searched dozens of houses and damaged property, was conducted as military bulldozers sealed the road connecting the village with the adjacent village of Burham with earth mounds.
PPS explained that the seven other Palestinians in the Ramallah district were detained as follows: two from Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, another from the neighboring al-Mazra’a al-Sharqiyya, and two others from Kufr Nimeh, northwest of Ramallah.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin and two from the Salfit area, also in the north of the West Bank.
In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli military police detained at least nine Palestinians, mostly during raids in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shufat, al-Tur, and Jabal al-Mukabber.
Israeli forces frequently conduct large-scale overnight detention raids almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for wanted Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
According to Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities, including scores of women and hundreds of minors.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency