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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Israeli forces detain 7 people in Palestinian city of Hebron

Ma’an -- Israeli forces detained seven people from Al-Thahriyeh village south of Hebron on Wednesday night after raiding their houses.

Israeli forces entered the village and broke into the home of Muhammad Al-Batat detaining him and his two sons Haitham and Adham, local witnesses said.

Israeli forces also detained Rateb Samara, Mutab Wridat, Rasem Al-Tal and Ashraf Wriday and took them to an unknown destination.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that five people had been detained overnight in Hebron but was unaware of the reason for the arrests.