Israeli Army Detains 13 Palestinian in Overnight West Bank Raids

Published July 25th, 2018 - 11:52 GMT
Ten thousand Israeli soldiers were deployed to different West Bank areas. (AFP/File Photo)
Ten thousand Israeli soldiers were deployed to different West Bank areas. (AFP/File Photo)

Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said Wednesday. 

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

The detainees have since been remanded into custody for further investigation, it added. 

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

According to Palestinian figures, approximately 6,500 Palestinians are currently languishing in Israeli prisons, including scores of women and some 350 minors. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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