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Israel detains 23 Palestinians in West Bank raids

There are roughly 5,500 Palestinians languishing in Israeli prisons

Abdelrauf Arnaout   | 19.08.2019
Israel detains 23 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Palestine 

Israeli forces detained 23 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to the military on Monday.

A military statement said the individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in hostile popular activities", without elaborating about the nature of these alleged activities.

The Israeli army carries out frequent arrest campaigns across the West Bank -- including occupied East Jerusalem -- on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,500 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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