Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians from Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, Israeli forces detained at least 18 Palestinians in multiple overnight raids in occupied East Jerusalem and across the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained at least 10 Palestinians, including two teens, from the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Two of the detainees, aged 12 and 16, were identified as residents of al-Issawiya, and two others as residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

Meanwhile, PPS confirmed that two Palestinians were rounded up from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Furthermore, Israeli military rounded up four Palestinians during a raid of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

One of the detainees was identified as Azzam Shweiki, a 58-year-old former prisoner who spent 18 years behind Israeli bars and was deported for two years. He suffers cardiac problems.

In Ramallah district, PPS said Israel detained a Palestinian resident of Qalandia refugee camp.

In the northern West Bank, an Israeli military raid was conducted in Silat al-Dahr village, southwest of Jenin city, resulting in the detention of the brother of Sami Abu Diyak, who recently died in an Israeli prison due to medical negligence.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency