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Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

More than 6,000 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli prisons

11.02.2019
Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

By Abdelraouf Arnaout

JERUSALEM 

Israeli forces rounded up 22 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Monday.

The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement, without elaborating on the nature of these activities.

The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 6,000 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities, including six parliament members, 52 women and 270 minors.

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