Israeli forces detain 4 in East Jerusalem arrest raid
Published Monday 30/09/2013 (updated) 01/10/2013 12:20
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained four Palestinians in East Jerusalem early Monday, a local group said.
A lawyer from the al-Dameir organization in Jerusalem told Ma'an that Israeli forces detained Riyad Kleib, 15, Yousef Ali Mhaisen, 17, Mahmud Nader Houshiya, 18, and Mahmud Mousa Darbas in the Issawiya neighborhood.
Amjad Ramadan Nasan, 16, was detained in al-Maghier village in Ramallah, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said.
On Sunday, Israeli forces detained Thawrat Saleh Ghanem, 54, while she visited her brother in Israel's Negev jail, PA security officials said.
The reasons behind the arrest are unclear.
Israeli forces routinely detain Palestinians in the occupied territories, usually on the pretext of security questioning.
Around 40 percent of Palestinian men living in the occupied territories have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives.