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Israel detains 28 Palestinians, mostly from Jerusalem

Palestinian activists sit in a mock prison, during a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on 9 April 2019 [Mahmoud Nasser/ApaImages]
Palestinian activists sit in a mock prison, during a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on 9 April 2019 [Mahmoud Nasser/ApaImages]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday detained 28 Palestinians from different past of the occupied West Bank, most of them from East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported.

According to a statement issued by the PPS, Israeli occupation police detained 21 Palestinians after raiding and ransacking their family homes in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Al-Tur, Wadi Al-Joz, Silwan, Issawiyeh and Jerusalem’s Old City.

They also seized a private vehicle, the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

The PPS noted that since the beginning of 2020, Israel has detained a total of 845 Palestinians from the occupied holy city.

READ: 45% of Palestinians detained by Israel in 2020 from Jerusalem

In Hebron, the PPS said, Israeli occupation forces detained a resident of Al-Shuyukh town, north-east of Hebron, after stopping him at a checkpoint in Al-Eizariya town, east of Jerusalem.

The detainee, Wafa said, is a senior lecturer at Birzeit University.

In Bethlehem, occupation forces raided Al-Khader town, west of the city, and detained two minors aged 16.

They also raided the town of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, and detained a 15-year-old boy.

Two more Palestinians were detained from the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, the PPS reported, and one from Khirbet Al-Hadidiya in the northern occupied Jordan Valley.

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