Israel abducts dozen Palestinians across West Bank

Israeli forces have abducted at least a dozen Palestinian people in overnight operations on a number of houses across the occupied West Bank.

According to reports on Wednesday, the Israeli forces arrested four Palestinians, including a young woman, in the East al-Quds neighborhood of al-Tur.

In a similar incident, the Israeli forces raided the village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, and kidnapped thee young Palestinians.

Three more Palestinians were also abducted by Israeli forces in al-Fawwar refugee camp, to the north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), situated 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of al-Quds.

Israeli forces also arrested two Palestinians in Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

Tel Aviv has cited no reason for the move.

On November 23, Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations on a number of Palestinian houses across the occupied West Bank.

On September 26, the Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies said Israel was holding 540 Palestinians without trial, showing an increase in the number of these cases over the past six years.

The Palestinian human rights organization added that the number of the Palestinians in Israeli administrative detention is the highest since 2008.

According to the group, Israel has used the detention policy for scores of Palestinians arrested since June, following the disappearance and deaths of three Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.

Tensions have been running high in East al-Quds since November 18, when at least four Israelis and two Palestinians were killed in an attack on a synagogue there.

By Press TV


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