Israeli-forces-detain-3-youths-during-raid-in-Ramallah-area-villageIsraeli forces detained three Palestinian minors during a raid in the village of Deir Nidham in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Thursday.

Locals said that Jaber Ahmad Faraj Mizher, 17, Ayoub Ahmad Saleh Assaf, 16, and Iyas Mahmoud Yahiya Tamimi, 17, were detained when Israeli forces raided the village.

The soldiers fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas “provocatively” during the raid, locals said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking into the reports.Israeli forces carry out detention raids in Palestinian communities on a near-daily basis, with the UN documenting 178 such raids from Oct.4 to Oct. 17.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of August.