Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Maan News Agency | April 4, 2012

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians overnight Tuesday during raids on the central and southern West Bank, the army said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said 10 people were detained in the Hebron district and five from villages around Ramallah.

Four people were detained in Beit Ummar, near Hebron, she said.

Beit Ummar popular committee spokesman Muhammad Awad told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the village in 10 military jeeps at dawn and detained two former prisoners and two teenagers.

He identified the detainees as Muhammad Awad, 15, Muhannad Allami, 14, Yousif Awad, 21, and Muhammad Mahmoud Awad.

Yousif Awad was released from an Israeli prison 40 days ago after serving a 3-year sentence. Muhammad Mahmoud Awad has previously spent three years in Israeli detention, the official said.

The spokesman added that Israeli troops have detained 54 people in Beit Ummar so…

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