Israeli forces detain 18 Palestinians, ransack homes in West Bank

RAMALLAH, Israeli forces Monday detained 18 Palestinians and ransacked many homes in multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli forces detained six Palestinians, including a father and his son, during separate raids into Beit Lid town and Shweika, southwest and north of Tulkarem.

Meanwhile, forces detained five Palestinians, including a woman, and seized camera recordings during a raid in Nablus city. The woman, the sister of a Palestinian who allegedly killed two Israeli settlers on Sunday and who teaches at Najah University, was reportedly released several hours afterwards.

Violent confrontations erupted between local youths and dozens of soldiers who invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus to make the arrests.

Six others were detained during similar raids across several towns across the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh.

During the raid into Safa village, west of Ramallah, Israeli soldiers stormed and searched the family home of human rights activist Hasan Karajeh.

Soldiers reportedly assaulted Karajeh’s brother, Muhammad, hurled insults at other family members and interrogated his wife.

Karajeh, 33, has been placed under detention since September 11th. This is the third time he is imprisoned. He was released from Israeli prisons last year and was previously detained twice, one in 2013 and another time in 2016.

Another Palestinian was detained during a predawn raid into Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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