Hebron, 22 Ramadan 1436/9 July 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested 10 Palestinians in raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army and local sources told Ma’an.
Local sources said five Palestinians were arrested in the Hebron district in the southern West Bank.
Israeli forces reportedly detained Hatem Nabil al-Juneidi and Youssef Rashed al-Juneidi after raiding their homes in Hebron city, while Muhammad Mahmoud Masalmeh was arrested from his home in Beit Awwa town in southwestern Hebron, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Locals told Ma’an that Mahmoud al-Adariya, 16, and Muhammad Hassan al-Sharif were arrested from al-Arrub refugee camp in northern Hebron.
An Israeli army spokeswoman could only confirm three arrests in Hebron.
She said that Israeli forces also detained one Palestinian in northern Nablus, two in the Ramallah district, and four in the Bethlehem district.
She said they had been arrested for “illegal activity,” without providing further details.
Israeli forces routinely detain Palestinians throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem, often on the pretext of perceived security threats, and Addameer estimates that 40 percent of the Palestinian male population has been arrested at some point.
Nearly 6,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently being held in Israeli jails. (T/P010/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)