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Israel rounds up 19 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Roughly 5,700 Palestinians are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities

Abdelrauf Arnaut   | 28.10.2019
Israel rounds up 19 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Palestine 

Israeli forces arrested 19 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli army on Monday.

A military statement said the individuals had been held for “suspected involvement in popular hostile activities", without elaborating about the nature of those 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 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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