Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians from West Bank Districts

JERICHO, September 10, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces early Thursday detained four Palestinians from several West Bank districts, said WAFA correspondent.

Two Palestinians were detained from Jericho, another from Jerusalem and one from Jenin.

Israeli forces raided al-‘Auja town to the north of Jericho, where they detained two Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their homes. The detainees were identified as Nassar Ifraijat, 55, and his son, Ashraf.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained a Palestinian student while he was heading to his school via Bab Al-Nazer, which leads to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The detainee was identified as Khalil Abu Tayeh, 17.

Meanwhile in Jenin district, forces detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house in Ya‘bad town to the southwest of Jenin. The detainee was identified as Ibrahim Abu Baker, 21.

Both Tayeh and Abu Baker are expected to be held under administrative detention, said our correspondent.

Palestinian detainees are placed under administrative detention without trial or charge for a six-month period that can be renewed indefinitely and without having access to the ‘evidence’ for their detention. Administrative detention has been strongly criticized by international, Israeli and Palestinian human rights activists and organizations.

Many Palestinians have gone on hunger strike as means to protest being held without charge or trial. During the last month of August, Israel agreed to suspend the administrative detention of Palestinian detainee Muhammad Allan following a 66-day hunger strike.

Another Palestinan detainee, Khader ‘Adnan, was released in July after going on a 56-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention that brought him close to death.