At least 20 Palestinians were rounded up by Israeli forces in the occupied territories


The Israeli occupation forces detained early this morning and last night at least 20 Palestinians in raids at their homes in the occupied territories, according to various sources. They said six Palestinians were detained in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, including a minor, four detained in the Bethlehem district, five from occupied East Jerusalem - two of them siblings, two from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and three from the Ramallah area. Meanwhile, the Prisoners Affairs Commission said Israel released today a Jordanian prisoner after serving his six-year sentence. It said that with his release, there remain 18 Jordanian citizens incarcerated in Israel, including eight serving life terms, five sentenced to between 20 and 36 years, three between 10 and 20 years, one eight years, and one five years.