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Israeli occupation detained 15 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli occupation forces detained 15 Palestinians, mostly in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank on Monday.

Security sources said that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian after ransacking and searching his house in Qaddura refugee camp, outside the city of Ramallah.

They also detained another after breaking into his house in Dura al-Qar‘ village, north of the city of Ramallah.

The forces also detained three others from Silwad town, northeast of the city of Ramallah.

In the northern West Bank, four Palestinians were detained in multiple raids across Nablus district.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up Yasser Masnour, a 55-year-old former lawmaker, from his house in Rafidya neighborhood, west of Nablus city.

In the Nablus city neighborhood of al-Makhfiya, the forces also rounded up a resident.

The two other detainees were identified as a resident of Salem village, east of the city, and a resident of Rujeib town, southeast of the city.

In Jenin district, Israeli forces raid the Barta‘a town, southwest of the city, where they broke into and searched two houses, including the house of the mayor, Ghassan Qabaha, turning them upside down.

Forces eventually detained a Palestinian, identified as a resident of the Gaza Strip, during the raid.

In the southern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed the southern part of Hebron city, where the forces rounded up three Palestinians, including a 52-year-old man together with his teenage son.

In Jerusalem district, Israeli forces arrived at Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, where they rounded up a Palestinian after searching his house.

Israeli occupation forces also detained a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur.

On Monday late night, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian from the vicinity of Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

According to the Palestinian statics, 4500 Palestinians have been imprisoned in Israeli jails, among them 37 women, 140 children and 45 held in administrative detention.

Israeli occupation detained 456 Palestinians during this January, including 93 minors and 8 women.

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