Police in the occupied West Bank detained a Palestinian on Monday for the second time in two days, after he was accused of throwing stones at Israeli police.
Police arrested Mahmoud Aqsa Abu Hamza, 24, in the West Bank city of Hebron and questioned him at a police station, the military said.
The army said Abu Hamzan was arrested on Sunday in the village of Sakhnin near Hebron after he threw a rock at an Israeli patrol car.
Aqsa was charged with throwing a rock and was detained in custody for three days before being released on Tuesday, the army said.
Abu Hamza is the first Palestinian to be arrested by Israeli forces in the Occupied Territories since the beginning of the year, according to Palestinian activists.
Since the beginning for the year of August, Palestinians have been arrested at least three times by Israeli security forces, and four of them were released, according the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which advocates for Palestinians in the Palestinian territories.
In the first seven months of 2017, Palestinians were arrested for throwing stones, according a study by Human Rights Watch.
The study found that in the first half of the new year, nearly 1,000 Palestinians were detained by Israeli authorities, according, to the Israeli NGO, B’Tselem.
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of incitement against Palestinians.
Israeli officials have also claimed that Palestinian youths are committing crimes, particularly against Israelis.
In recent weeks, Palestinian protests have continued, but the Israeli government has cracked down on the demonstrations.
In August, a Palestinian woman was stabbed to death by a soldier at the Jerusalem city market, the second killing of a Palestinian by Israeli soldiers in two months.
A year ago, a man was stabbed by an Israeli soldier at a bus station in Tel Aviv.
In January, a video surfaced of an Israeli settler shooting dead a Palestinian youth.