Israeli forces detain teenager in Bethlehem raids

Israeli forces detain teenager in Bethlehem raids
2 min read
08 October, 2017
Israeli forces detained 17-year-old Nour al-Din al-Faghuri after raiding his family home in the occupied village of Wadi Rahhal in southern Bethlehem
Israeli soldier in Bethlehem [Anadolu]

Two Palestinians, including one teenager, were arrested in the West Bank in overnight raids between Friday and Saturday.

Local sources in Bethlehem, situated in the southern occupied West Bank told Palestine based Maan News Agency that Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from the district. 

 Israeli forces detained 17-year-old Nour al-Din al-Faghuri after raiding and searching his family home in the occupied village of Wadi Rahhal in southern Bethlehem, and confiscated the father’s vehicle.

Israeli forces earlier detained 45-year-old Imad Ali Shweiki from the al-Saff Street in the centre of the city during a house search for his son, former prisoner Mohammed Shweiki.

Meanwhile, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Israeli army raided the Rummana village, according to Palestinian news. Flying checkpoints had been set up inside the village. Several minors have been reported to have been interrogated. 

The current Israeli government boasts it has done more for the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories than any other previous government.

"No other government has done as much for settlements in the land of Israel as the government which I lead," said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"Our generation has succeeded in achieving what past generations only dreamed about... We have returned to our home land, and have turned it once again into a land of milk and honey."

 Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.