Israeli forces detained at least 56 Palestinians in overnight raids between Sunday evening and Monday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, with more than half of the detainees coming from the Jerusalem area, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement that 39 of the total detainees came from Jerusalem, including the 17-year-old daughter and father of the slain gunman who carried out a drive-by shooting Sunday morning in East Jerusalem that left two Israelis dead.
An Israeli police spokesperson said just 15 Palestinians were detained in East Jerusalem neighborhoods while and Israeli army spokesperson confirmed 16 total detentions were made overnight in the West Bank, saying three were conducted in the Jerusalem district -- one from the village of Qatanna, one from al-Ram, and one from Abu Dis.
According to PPS, seven Palestinians were detained from the Qalqiliya area village of Azzun in the northern West Bank. The detainees were identified as 27-year-old Issam Rashed Radwan, 22-year-old Qusai Shahr Saleem, 27-year-old Mohammad Abdulkareem Saleem, 18-year-old Munther Yasser Salama, 23-year-old Kathem Mufeed Radwan, 18-year-old Mahmoud Jamal Odeh, and 22-year-old Ali Fared Hussein.
The Israeli army spokesperson confirmed six of the detentions in Azzun. more