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News ID: 9501
Publish Date: 10:52 - 09 May 2017
TEHRAN, May 9, YJC - Israeli forces detained at least 19 Palestinians during raids across the West Bank districts and East Jerusalem, according to local and security forces.
Israeli forces arrest 19 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -In Jerusalem area, Israeli police and security forces arrested five Palestinians from the Old City and transferred them to nearby Russian interrogation and detention center, WAFA reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli army arrested four Palestinians from Hebron area, four others from the village of Far’oun near Tulkarm, three from Bethlehem, and one from Qalqilia.

Israeli forces carry out raids across the occupied Palestinian territory on a near-nightly basis, with the UN recording an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 73 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.

The majority of raids are carried in cities, villages, and refugee camps located in Area A which should be under full Palestinian Authority control according to the Oslo agreements.

Since April 17, over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have gone on a mass hunger strike in protest at the conditions of Israeli prisons initially called for by former Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti.

Palestinian inmates regularly stage hunger strikes in protest at Israel's administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions.

Source: Hawzah News Agency
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