Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian man after Friday prayers at the entrance of Damascus Gate outside the Old City of al-Quds on February 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Israeli troops have detained at least 14 Palestinians in a series of raids carried out across the West Bank
On Sunday, Israeli forces raided the cities of Hebron (al-Khalil), Bethlehem, Jerusalem al-Quds, and Jenin, detaining the civilians, including women and minors.
According to the UN, Israel engaged in 95 raids a week in 2016 and 73 a week in 2017.
Earlier in the month, a report by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies stated that 420 Palestinians had been detained in February alone.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails. Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention, which is a policy under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge.
Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to eleven years.
The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed tensions ever since Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.