PressTV – Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians in West Bank

PressTV – Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians in West Bank.

Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian youth in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). (File photo)

Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian youth in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). (File photo)
Sun May 18, 2014 6:1PM GMT
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Israeli troops have arrested more than a dozen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

An unnamed military spokeswoman said on Sunday that 13 Palestinians were detained in the southern cities of al-Khalil (Hebron) and Bethlehem, as well as in two villages north of Ramallah.

She added, without elaborating, that the detainees were wanted for what she called “illegal activities.”

The arrests come a day after Israeli troops shot and injured a 16-year-old teenager near the Tel Aviv regime’s apartheid wall in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

In a similar assault on Saturday, the Israeli military also opened fire on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean off the Gaza City, wounding a 36-year-old fisherman.

Israeli forces on Thursday killed two young Palestinians in a Nakba Day protest near Ramallah. Nakba marks the anniversary of the forcible eviction of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland by Israeli troops in 1948.

The deaths provoked further angry clashes and several thousand people attended the youths’ funerals on Friday.

Amnesty International strongly condemned the brutal killings and said they showed the Israeli forces’ continued recklessness in the use of force against the Palestinians.

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