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Israeli army detains 40 more Palestinians across West Bank

3,000 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in West Bank since outbreak of Gaza war on Oct. 7

Qais Abu Samra  | 21.11.2023 - Update : 21.11.2023
Israeli army detains 40 more Palestinians across West Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine

The Israeli army on Tuesday detained at least 40 more Palestinians from different areas across the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the new arrests bring the number of Palestinians detained by the Israeli forces since Oct. 7 to nearly 3,000.

Before Oct. 7, the number of Palestinians detained in Israeli jails was around 5,200, including more than 1,000 held under the notorious administrative detention policy with no charge or trial.

Tensions have been high across the West Bank since the fighting broke out on Oct. 7 between Palestinian groups and Israel in Gaza.

At least 217 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces in the West Bank since Oct. 7 in addition to over 2,850 others injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

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