JERUSALEM, March 13, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday detained a total of 21 Palestinians, including a child, during multiple predawn raids across the West Bank, said Palestine Prisoner’s Society.
Israeli police detained at least 11 Palestinians, including a 15-year-old child, during multiple raids across East Jerusalem district.
Among the detainees was Mahmoud Mattar, whose son, Ibrahim, 25, was killed by Israeli troops after allegedly attempting to stab soldiers in the vicinity of the Lions’ Gate (Bad al-Asbat).
Meanwhile, similar raids were carried out in al-Jiftlik village, north of Jercho city in the Jordan Valley, where four Palestinians were detained from their family homes.
In the southern West Bank, forces raided Bani Naim town, east of Hebron, detaining a Palestinian man after ransacking his home.
The detainee was reportedly identified as Salim Tarayra, 48, whose son, Issa, 16, was killed by Israeli troops following an alleged stabbing attempt at the entrance of the town on September 20, 2016.
Forces also raided Beit Ummar town, north of the Hebron, detaining a Palestinian young man.
Muhammad Awad, a local activist who monitors settlement activities, said this brought the total number of Palestinians who have been detained from the town since the start of 2017 to 38.
Another Palestinian was detained during a separate raid across Hebron district.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian was detained from al-Jalazun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.
In the northern West Bank, troops handcuffed and detained a Palestinian after breaking into his home in Qabatia town, south of Jenin. The detainee reportedly works as a Civil Defense officer.
A similar overnight raid was conducted into Tulkarem city, where a Palestinian was detained.