Israeli police and army forces on Tuesday detained at least 18 Palestinians during separate incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS).
In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained at least 11 Palestinians while they were getting out of al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the city. This came following three days of sporadic clashes fueled by provocative visits by Israeli settlers to the Islamic holy site. Four of the detainees were identified as Ayham Zaanin, Ameer Balbisi, Yousef Hazina, and Wesam Hezaji.
Earlier last night, Israeli troops stormed the village of Beit Duqqu, near Jerusalem, and detained a local Palestinian, identified as Sharaf Rayyan, 22.
In Bethlehem district, in southern West Bank, Israeli army detained three Palestinians, namely Rami Thawabteh, Rabee Issa, 20, and Mohammad Ali Lahham, 20.
Israeli forces also detained Ammar Alawi and Rayyan Amarah from Ramallah district; and Mohammad Subhi Shennara in Tulkarm area.