The Israeli occupation forces launched, at dawn Tuesday, a campaign of detentions in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, affecting 12 Palestinians, including ex-detainees.
The Israeli occupation soldiers had detained a number of Palestinians in the West Bank, who had been transferred to the security services for investigation under the pretext of participating in popular resistance actions against the Israeli occupation forces and settlers.
Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces detained the leader of the "Hamas" movement, Sheikh Fazaa Sawafta, and Shafiq Al-Kharraz, after storming their homes in the city of Tubas (the northern occupied West Bank), searching them and tampering with its contents, in addition, to detain the young Hassan Amer from the village of "Tayaseer" to the east, after their homes were raided and searched.
According to local sources in the town, Israeli occupation forces stormed "Al-Yamoun" and searched many homes of ex-detainees, and questioned their owners.
It added that the Israeli occupation forces detained Issam Abu Hassan, Sanad Sufyan Khamaysa, and Muhammad Farah Smoudi after raiding their homes in the town.
In Al-Khalil, the Israeli occupation forces detained the young man, Abu Yusef Abu Maria (17 years), from the town of "Beit Ummar" north of Hebron, after they raided a number of Palestinian homes.
In Bethlehem (to the south), the Israeli occupation forces re-detained the ex-detainee, Moath Soman from the "Al-Saff Street" area, and the two young men Ahmed Saeed Atallah and Salah Atallah from the village of "Harmala", east of Bethlehem.
In occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation forces detained a young man, Muhammad Salah al-Din, from the town of "Hizma", north of Jerusalem, while the young man, Mamoun Farhan, from the "Shuafat" refugee camp, was detained.