Israeli forces today detained at least 13 Palestinians in multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, said Palestinian security and local sources, while total number of Palestinians Israel has detained this year has reached 5500, according to prisoners’ advocacy groups.
The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained five Palestinians after ransacking their families’ homes in Anabta town, located to the east of Tulkarm city in the north of the West Bank.
In Ramallah district, local sources said an Israeli military raid in al-Bireh city neighborhood of Umm al-Sharayet resulted in the detention of one Palestinian, and another one was detained at Amari refugee camp, located to the south of al-Bireh city.
Israeli military also stormed Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah city, where soldiers detained two Palestinians.
In Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, Israeli troops raided al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, where they rounded up four Palestinians, including two 16-year-old teens.
According to several Palestinian advocacy groups, Israel detained a total of 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, including 128 women and 889 children. They said that around 5000 Palestinians are currently serving time in Israel for resisting the occupation, including 40 women, 200 minors and 450 held in administrative detention.