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Israel forces detain 11 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel forces detain 11 Palestinians in West Bank raids
Palestinians rounded up for 'suspected involvement in terrorist activity', army claims

By Abdul Raouf Arnaout

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) - Israeli forces detained 11 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Thursday statement released by the Israeli army.

The individuals had been arrested for "suspected involvement in terrorist activities", the army asserted without elaborating.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and an estimated 300 minors.

Some 450 of these have been placed in what Israel calls "administrative detention", by which they can be held indefinitely without trial or charge.

Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, which theoretically serves as a Palestinian parliament, also remain in Israeli custody.

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

source: News Feed
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