Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians, wound a boy in West Bank
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West Bank
08 November, 2021
Israeli forces early on Monday arrested eight Palestinians from various locations across the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.
Israeli forces often carry out overnight raids in the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank (Getty)

Israeli forces carried out a number of arrests across the occupied West Bank early on Monday, detaining eight Palestinians, Palestinian security sources said.

Two Palestinians were arrested in Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah city, two others were detained in Beitunia city, west of Ramallah, one in Silwad town, northeast of the city, one in Rantis town, west of the city, one in Tulkarm city and one in Jannatah town.

Israeli forces often carry out overnight raids in the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank to detain suspected Palestinians who they accuse of "planning an offence". 

Thousands of Palestinians are being held in Israeli detention, sometimes for months, without trial. Detainees have held hunger strikes to protest their status and the conditions in Israeli prisons, which they say lack fundamental rights.

Rights groups have regularly slammed Israel's use of administrative detention - the incarceration without a charge or trial - against Palestinians.

The detention has not time limit, and the evidence on which it is based is not disclosed.

On Saturday, Israeli forces injured a Palestinian boy in Hebron city, according to the Palestinian official news agency Wafa.

The agency said that the boy was rushed to Alia Hospital in nearby Hebron city for medical treatment, where his condition was described as stable.

On Friday, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by the Israeli occupation army during clashes in the village of Deir al-Hatab in the West Bank city of Nablus.