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Monday, July 11, 2011

Israeli forces detain Palestinian teen in West Bank

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian in Al Foar refugee camp near the West
Bank city of Hebron on March 28, 2006. [MaanImages/Mamoun Wazwaz]

Ma'an – Israeli forces detained a teenager early Monday in Jenin refugee camp [in the occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank ], after entering a number of homes and questioning residents.

Palestinian security officials told Ma'an that Israeli military personnel raided several homes in the northern West Bank camp, and a number were questioned. Najeeb Mustafa Abu An-Nasr, 19, was blindfolded and detained by Israeli soldiers, and taken from the camp, they said.

An Israeli army spokesperson said An-Nasr had been detained, but could not confirm the circumstances behind the detention. Questioning of Jenin camp residents was "routine security activity," he said.