Israel kidnaps woman from Jerusalem and a 60-year-old man

Days of Palestine- Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces detained on Tuesday 17 Palestinians from several areas in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, including a woman and a 60-year-old man, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said Israeli occupation forces detained 10 people from both al-Issawiya and Silwan neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, including a woman identified as Ibtisam Sharaf from Silwan.

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In the West Bank, soldiers detained a 60-year-old man from Jericho identified as Salim Shawwa, two Palestinians from Bethlehem, one of them 18 years of age and the other 41, one from Ramallah-area village of Kobar, and three from Qalandia refugee camp.

Israeli occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

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According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.