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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Israeli forces abduct three Palestinians

Israeli soldiers surround a Palestinian house during clashes near Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah [MaanImages/Moti Milrod, File]

QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians at dawn Wednesday near Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank, locals told Ma'an.

Locals said Israeli soldiers raided Azzun village and detained Naer Abu Haniyeh, 14, Abdul Rahman Radwan, 15, and Muhammad Radwan, 20.

Soldiers also handed summons to three residents to appear at Israeli intelligence, locals said.

An Israeli military spokesman was not familiar with any detentions in Qalqiliya, but said one Palestinian was detained in Beituniya near Ramallah overnight.