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Israel arrests 10 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians throw stones with slingshots in response to Israeli forces' intervention during a protest against building of Jewish settlements and separation wall at Kafr Qaddum village of Nablus, West Bank on 12 April 2019. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians throw stones with slingshots in response to Israeli forces' intervention during a protest against building of Jewish settlements and separation wall at Kafr Qaddum village of Nablus, West Bank on 12 April 2019. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli forces rounded up ten Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the military on Monday, Anadolu reports.

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

It did not elaborate on the nature of these alleged “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.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians — including numerous women and children — are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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