Israeli occupation soldiers detaining Palestinians in the occupied territories. (File photo)

Israeli occupation forces detain 16 Palestinians, including four university students, in the occupied territories

Israeli occupation forces today and last night detained 16 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied territories, including four university students, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up four students enrolled in Birzeit University after storming the students’ dormitory in Birzeit town, north of Ramallah.

Two other Palestinians were detained in the neighboring city of al-Bireh, one of them, Islam al-Tawil, is heading a list running for the March 26 local elections in al-Bireh.

Soldiers manning Atara checkpoint, north of Ramallah city, detained one person at the checkpoint identified as a resident of Abu Shukheidim village, northwest of Ramallah.

In Jericho district in the east of the West Bank, military vehicles stormed Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, northwest of the city, where soldiers rounded up three people, including a Fatah activist.

In the northern West Bank, soldiers forcibly entered a house in Qabatiya town, south of Jenin, and detained a resident.

Two others were detained during a raid at their house in Faqqu’a village.

In the southern West Bank, the soldiers raided Azza and Aida refugee camps, north of Bethlehem, where they detained two people.

In Hebron district, the soldiers surrounded a house before detaining a resident of Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron city.

Meanwhile, soldiers detained two Palestinians in the vicinity of the border fence with Gaza on Sunday evening.


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