Israel Arrests Seven Palestinians in Overnight Raids Across West Bank

Published June 6th, 2018 - 12:00 GMT
The Israel army (Twitter)
The Israel army (Twitter)

Israeli forces rounded up seven Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities,” the army claimed in a Wednesday statement, without elaborating.

The detainees have been taken into custody for investigation, the statement said.

According to official Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, including 62 women and about 350 minors.

 

 

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

Violence flared up in the occupied Palestinian territories since the United States relocated its embassy last month from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and represents the heart of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Since March, at least 123 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip. 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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