8 Palestinians Kidnapped across West Bank

August 19, 2015 2:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
19 Aug
2:45 AM

Israeli forces, overnight Monday, abducted eight Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank, according to reports by Palestinian security sources and the Israeli army.Palestinian security sources said that Israeli undercover forces raided the al-Hares area of Hebron and detained Yousif al-Jaabri.

Local sources said that Israeli troops also raided Halhoul in northern Hebron and detained Muhammad Amir Abdulallah Abu Rayyan and Mahmoud Mhammad Hijazi after searching and ransacking their houses.

The Israeli forces also took Wael Deeb al-Mashni, 40, from al-Shyukh, in Hebron.

The Israeli army confirmed four detentions in northern Hebron and one in Hebron city. The army also said it detained three Palestinians in northwestern Ramallah.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the Palestinian arrested from Hebron city was a ‘Hamas operative,’ while the others were arrested for ‘illegal activities.’

Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinians throughout the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, often on the pretext of alleged security threats.

Palestinian prisoners’ rights organization Addameer estimates that 40 percent of the Palestinian male population has been detained at some point in their lives.

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