Today, Friday 1 April, Israeli occupation forces arrested 15 Palestinian citizens in the occupied West Bank, including a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
In the Jenin governorate, in the north of the West Bank, the occupation forces arrested three brothers – Amir, Adel and Ali Kamel al-Jabari – in the town of al-Yamuna.
In the Nablus governorate, also in the north, Israeli forces arrested Orhan Fathi Muhammad Hamayel, 28 years-old; Amjad Salah Humaydan Hamayel, 26 years-old, from the town of Beita; and Ahmed Haj Muhammad, from the village of Telfit.
In the Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, Israeli forces arrested four Palestinians: Mushrif al-Rimawi, his son Laith, and Yazan Jalal Abdul-Rahim al-Rimawi, all from the town of Beit Rima, and Lafi Atef Abu Latifa.
In the Hebron governorate, occupation forces arrested Munther al-Jubeh, 19 years-old, from Hebron city, and Mutassim al-Badawi, 19 years-old, from al-Aroub refugee camp. Al-Badawi’s arrest led to confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces. No injuries were reported.
And, in the Bethlehem governorate, in the West Bank’s south, occupation forces arrested Ahmed Atoun, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Other arrestees in the governorate are Muhammad Hassan Abu Sarour, from the town of Doha, and Issam Muhammad Taqatqa, 22 years-old, from the town of Beit Fajjar. Both Sarour and Taqatqa’s family homes were raided prior to their arrest.
Israeli occupation forces typically make arrests during night-time raids on the homes of Palestinian activists, and after transfer the arrestees to detention centres within the occupied territories, before moving them to interrogation centres or prisons.
The number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons is approximately 4,500, including 34 women prisoners, 180 children, and roughly 500 ‘administrative detainees’, or detianees held without trial or charge.