Israel arrests 17 Palestinians in West Bank

There are around 6,500 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, according to Palestinian figures

Israel arrests 17 Palestinians in West Bank

By Abdelraouf Arnaout

JERUSALEM, Palestine

Israeli forces rounded up 17 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Monday.

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

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

According to Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities, including scores of women and hundreds of minors.

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