(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Agencies
Israeli forces Thursday overnight and Wednesday evening detained 28 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine News Agency.
Israeli forces and police rounded up 18 Palestinians in multiple raids across Jerusalem district, including the occupied city of Jerusalem.
As part of the raids across Jerusalem district, the gun-toting soldiers detained two Palestinians, including a former prisoner, and ransacked the houses of their families in Biddu town, northwest of the city.
The soldiers manning the intermittently-staffed Jaba' checkpoint, northeast of the city, stopped and detained another. The detainee was identified as a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Hizma.
The heavily-armed police barged their way into the Jerusalem neighborhood of at-Tur, and detained seven Palestinians; a couple along with their three children in addition to two sisters.
Undercover police, dressed in civilian clothes, detained another from al-Issawiyeh, a neighborhood of some 20,000 Palestinians where residents and constantly harassed by police and anyone, including children, run the risk of arbitrary arrest.
The police detained seven others, including at least two minors,from the Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah and Wadi al-Joz neighborhoods as well as from the vicinity of Bab al-Amoud and al-Maskoubiya detention and interrogation facility.
In Hebron district, a convoy of military vehicles stormed Beit Ummar town, north of the city, where the soldiers rounded up another.
They also rounded up four others; two minors from the southern part of Hebron city and two youths in the course of confrontations in the vicinity of al-Shuhada Street checkpoint.
In the northern West Bank, a resident of Askar refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Nablus city, was detained in the course of confrontations with Israeli troops at Huwwara checkpoint, south of the city.
In Qalqiliya district, the sources confirmed a raid in Sir town, east of the city, leading to the detention of three others.
In Jenin district, the gun-toting soldiers detained another and seized his motorcycle at the junction leading to Rummanah village, northwest of the city.
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