Israeli forces detain 14 Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Thursday, Israeli forces Thursday detained 14 Palestinians during multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in a statement.

Israeli forces detained six people during several raids in the Ramallah-district villages of al-Mughayyir, Kafr Ni’ma and Saffa.

This came as Israeli military jeeps raided the An-Nahda Street in Ramallah, where soldiers ransacked a printing shop and seized its equipment and publicity materials.

Youths reportedly hurled stones and empty bottles at the soldiers and were met with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters. No injuries were reported though.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians after breaking into their homes in Hebron city.

Forces carried out two similar raids in Halhul town and al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, detaining three Palestinians.

A military raid was also reported in Adh-Dhahiriya town, where soldiers thoroughly searched several houses, interrogated their owners and seized a vehicle.

In the meantime, soldiers detained two people during a raid that triggered violent confrontations in Jenin refugee camp.

Another was reportedly rounded up from Shweika town in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

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.

Clashes often erupt between Palestinian youth who attempt to block soldiers’ passage, throwing stones and empty bottles and are met with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, often resulting in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.

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

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