Israeli Forces Detain 15 Palestinians During Overnight West Bank Raids

Published March 15th, 2018 - 10:43 GMT
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian stone thrower near Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/ File Photo)
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian stone thrower near Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/ File Photo)

The Israeli army rounded up 15 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a Palestinian NGO reported Thursday.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, seven Palestinians were arrested in the city of Nablus while another four were arrested in Ramallah and Hebron.

"Another three were detained in the town of Hizma east of Jerusalem,” the NGO added in a Thursday statement.

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 -- including dozens of children -- are currently languishing in Israeli prisons.

 This article has been adapted from its original source.

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