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Israeli army rounds up 10 Palestinians in West Bank

Around 5,000 Palestinians are estimated to have been held in Israeli prisons

Abdelrauf Arnaout   | 03.12.2019
Israeli army rounds up 10 Palestinians in West Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine 

Israeli forces have rounded up ten Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli army.

In a statement the military released on Tuesday, it said the ten people were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terror 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 5,000 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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