Israeli forces detain 45 Palestinians in West Bank

Most of those arrested in the raids were minors

Israeli forces detain 45 Palestinians in West Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Israeli army has detained 46 Palestinians in overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a local Palestinian NGO said on Wednesday.

Thirty-five Palestinians were arrested when Israeli forces raided their homes in East Jerusalem’s Silwan and Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, Qadora Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said.

Israeli forces also detained 11 Palestinians in the West Bank cities of Jenin and Hebron, he added

Qadora said that most of those detained by Israeli forces were minors.

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem that ostensibly target Palestinians "wanted" by the Israeli occupation authorities. 

Currently, over 7,000 Palestinians are languishing in Israeli prisons, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Temmuz 2016, 13:54