Bethlehem, 3 Shaban 1436/21 May 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians overnight from across the West Bank, an Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma’an.
Two Palestinians were detained in Huwarra south of Nablus, three others from Beit Liqya southwest of Ramallah, one detained from Qalandiya north of Jerusalem, and another from the Kafr Aqab, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Four others were detained from the Al-Khadr town in western Bethlehem, one from Idha west of Hebron, two from Yatta south of Hebron, and another from Beit Awwa southwest of Hebron.
The spokeswoman told Ma’an all fifteen were detained for illegal activity, but had no further details regarding what activities the detainees were arrested for.
While the four were arrested in Al-Khadr, all aged between 15 and 16, Israeli forces distributed a statement in the area threatening to interfere with the lives of young men who continue to hurl stones at Israeli vehicles traveling on the bypass roads near the town, locals said.
Israeli forces routinely detain Palestinians throughout the West Bank, often on the pretext of perceived security threat.
More than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently being held in Israeli jails according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. (T/P010/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)