Israel Detains 19 Palestinians

Israeli soldiers have arrested nineteen Palestinians in separate raids in the occupied West Bank as well as the sacred city of Jerusalem Al-Quds.

According to the website of the International Middle East Media Center, six of those detained in Tuesday’s operations were from the southern West Bank village of Beit Ommar.

A large number of Israeli troops cordoned off and ransacked the residents’ houses in pursuit of key documents. The Palestinians were taken to military detention camps to be questioned.

In a separate move, 13 Palestinian civilians were detained by Israeli troops during home searches in Jerusalem Al-Quds on Tuesday morning.

The Israeli army regularly arrests Palestinians during operations in West Bank towns.

However, the detentions are in flagrant violation of a security agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

Tel Aviv claims that those arrested in the raids are ‘wanted activists’ who have been taken in for interrogation.

According to the head of the Census Department of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, Israel is currently incarcerating 7300 Palestinians in its prisons.

Among those detained are 33 women, 300 children, 17 legislators, and two former ministers. The detainees are reportedly experiencing harsh and life-threatening conditions in Israeli detention facilities.

(Press TV)

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