Israel Detains 17 Across West Bank

July 30, 2012 5:15 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0
30 Jul
5:15 PM

Israeli Military Forces Detained 17 Palestinians across the West Bank Saturday morning including 3 teenagers and 6 children, including one 12-year-old, Ma’an News reported.Palestinian police reported in a statement that several children and teenagers from the village of Kafr Ein in the Ramallah area were detained. They were identified as Majd Fahmi Abbas, 15, Iyad Khamis Abbas, 16, Jad Salman Abdul-Raoof, 18, Yamin Hani Mahmoud, 18, Asaad Muhammad Asaad, 18, and 12-year-old Salah Yasin.

In the Nablus area, Israeli Occupation Forces stormed the Ras al-Ayn area and detained four brothers from the Hannoun family; Shadi Hani, Shadi Ibrahim, Hani and Muhammad.

In Qalqiliya, in the northern West Bank, Israeli forces raided the village of Isla and detained two brothers there; Jamal Radi, 20 and Nur, 16.

In Hebron, in the southern West Bank, this pattern was repeated as the Israeli military detained 16-year-old Rajab Ubeido.

And near Bethlehem, in the small village of Khirbit Zakariyya, Israeli forces detained Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Swayy, 44, and his sons Mahmoud, 24, Nidal, 22, and Iyad, 15.

The mass arrest of Palestinian civilians, especially children, by the Israeli military is a tactic employed as collective punishment of the civilian population for resistance to the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank. This practice has been condemned by the United Nations, and the international community as a violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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