Israeli forces briefly detained the Governor of Hebron, Kamel Hmaid, in Hebron, on Saturday.The governor was on his way to make an inspection visit to the schools where students are taking Tawjihi examinations, according to WAFA. He was accompanied by directors from the Ministry of Education and some heads of security.

WAFA correspondence reported that forces detained Hmaid at the southern entrance of Hebron, near the illegal Israeli settlement outpost of ‘Beit Hajai’, where he was held for half an hour before being released.

No further details were given in regard to the circumstances surrounding the detention.

However, WAFA reports that, in order to ensure the normal and smooth functioning of educational process, over 450 police officers have been stationed at schools where about 10,800 students from Hebron governorate are now taking the Tawjihi examinations.

Hebron is the site of frequent violence directed at Palestinians, which includes attacks on children walking to school and damage to Palestinian properties.