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Israel army detains 13 Palestinians in West Bank raids

April 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Fawzi al-Junaidi has been accused of throwing stones and will face formal charges in front of an Israeli military court on Wednesday [Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images]

Israeli army forces conducted overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, where they arrested 13 Palestinians, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a Thursday statement, the army said that the 13 individuals had been detained for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”.

It did not elaborate on the nature of said activities.

The Israeli army carries out frequent arrest campaigns across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

An estimated 5,700 Palestinians, including a number of women and children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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