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Israeli occupation detained 18 Palestinians in Eid al-Fitr holiday, report finds

28 May, 20

Israeli occupation forces have detained 18 Palestinians in raids across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Palestinian Prisoners Center has found.

In a statement, the NGO group explained that the Israeli occupation army had continued its arrest campaigns against Palestinian civilians during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.  

Jerusalem has seen the largest number of arrests where 12 Palestinians, including 15-year-old Mohammed Mustafa, have been detained by Israeli occupation forces, the Palestinian organisation pointed out.

Israeli raids and arrest campaigns aim to suppress and intimidate the Palestinian people as they celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the non-profit group added.

On the third day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the human rights organisation continued, the Israeli occupation intelligence services have summoned Khadija Khweis for interrogation over her role in defending the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli occupation army has also summoned Shadi Mutwar, Fatah secretary in Jerusalem, for interrogation before releasing him on condition of being banned from travel and paying 3,000 Shekels (about $850) in fines.   

Threatening to arrest him, the Israeli occupation, in addition, summoned Yasser Darwish, Fatah secretary in Jerusalem’s Isawiya town, for interrogation and handed him an order barring him from holding any political, social, cultural, or medical activity in the town.

Palestinian detainee Mohammed Janazra, a 47-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, has been on an open-ended hunger strike for the 17th day in a row and was transferred Tuesday to solitary confinement in the al-Naqab prison, the Gaza-based rights group noted.

The advocacy organisation added that Janazra’s health had dramatically deteriorated in the past few days.

Israeli occupation courts have extended the detention of three Palestinian prisoners on the pretext of continuing interrogation with them and sentenced sick detainee Yousef Issa to two years in prison.

At the request of Israeli intelligence service, an Israeli court issued an administrative detention order against sick detainee Houthifa Halabia, from Jerusalem’s Abu Dis town, for six months.

Halabia was rearrested by Israeli occupation forces a week ago, only five months after his release from Israeli jails where he had been held for 18 months during which he went on a hunger strike for 67 days.