Nine Palestinians including a 15-year-old boy were detained in the region of Bethlehem, the Ma'an news agency reported citing the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Most of the detained people are said to be former prisoners.
According to PPS, other detentions took place in the regions of Hebron, Ramallah and Qalqilya, as well as East Jerusalem.
According to the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, at the end of August 2016 almost 6,000 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons.
The relations between Israel and Palestine has been tense for decades. The Palestinians are seeking to create their independent states on the territories of the West Bank, partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Israel refuses to recognize its independence.