25 Palestinians Arrested for 'Suspected Involvement' in Terrorism in West Bank

Published February 26th, 2018 - 08:46 GMT
An Israeli soldier patrols a Palestinian town in the West Bank (AFP/File Photo)
An Israeli soldier patrols a Palestinian town in the West Bank (AFP/File Photo)

Twenty-five Palestinians were arrested by Israeli forces in overnight raids in the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

In a statement on Monday, the army said the individuals had been detained for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities".

Nine of the detainees were from the village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah in the central West Bank.

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

Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face neither trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council 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. 

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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