Israeli Army Detain 13 Palestinians in Occupied West Bank in Overnight Raids

Published July 3rd, 2018 - 09:15 GMT
Israeli army detains Palestinian during clashes. (AFP/ File Photo)
Israeli army detains Palestinian during clashes. (AFP/ File Photo)

Israeli army rounded up 13 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said on Tuesday.

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

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society, for its part, said the individuals were arrested in raids on their homes in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Tulkarem and Jenin.

The Israeli army frequently conducts wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 6,400 Palestinians are currently being held in detention facilities throughout the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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