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19 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

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Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday detained 19 Palestinians in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said in a press release that Israeli forces rounded up six Palestinians, including two brothers, from the northern West Bank district of Jenin.

Four of the six detainees were identified as residents of 'Anin village, located to the west of Jenin city, and the two others as residents of Qabatiya town, south of Jenin city.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian after ransacking his house in Tubas district.

In Jericho district, Israeli military stormed al-Ouja village, located to the north of Jericho city, where soldiers detained two Palestinians.

Another, identified as a resident of Ein al-Sultan camp in Jericho, was also detained as he attempted to cross a military checkpoint south of Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem district, Israeli soldiers manning a flying checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Duqqu village, located to the northwest of Jerusalem city, physically assaulted a former prisoner from the village and detained him.

Local sources elaborated that the prisoner had spent two-and-a-half years in Israeli custody before being released in 2018.

This came as a Palestinian prisoner who was held captive for 18 years was re-detained minutes after his release.

PPS elaborated that the man, identified as a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, was released from the Naqab Detention Center in southern Israel after spending 18 years behind bars, but he was rearrested a few minutes later.

In Bethlehem district, PPS said an Israeli military raid in Beit Fajjar town, located to the south of Bethlehem city, resulted in the detention of three teens.

In Hebron district, PPS noted that several predawn military raids were conducted across the district resulting in the detention of five Palestinians, including two brothers and a former prisoner.

The former prisoner was rearrested as he was waiting welcome back a released prisoner at the Mitar crossing, close to al-Dhahiriya town, south of Hebron.

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