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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Israeli forces detain 9 in the West Bank

Maan News Agency - Israeli forces detained nine Palestinians from the southern West Bank overnight, mostly from the Hebron region, saying all were "wanted for terrorist activity."

In the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, soldiers closed off entrances to the area, entering the town and detaining four men between the ages of 19 and 30.

Local activist Muhammad Ayyad Awad identified those detained as Naser Fathi Fakhri Ikhlil, 22, Ahmad Ali Aqel Ikhlil, 30, Muhammad Ali Issa Awad, 19, and Shadi Shahda Abdul Aziz In’aim, 23.

A Halhoul resident, Muhammad Jamil Abdul Jawad Zama’ra, was detained while on his way home from Bethlehem.

In Hebron's Old City, Palestinian security sources said four were detained, including Omar Abu Arafeh, Adnan Abu Arafeh, Jawad Al-Muhtaseb, and Ayman Al-Jebrini.
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