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Israel detains 15 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes following a Friday noon prayer in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, on May 26, 2017 in Beita, southeast of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. [AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / Getty]
Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes following a Friday noon prayer in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, on May 26, 2017 in Beita, southeast of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank [AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/Getty]

Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

In a Wednesday statement, the army said the individuals had been arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terror activities”.

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It, however, 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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