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7 Palestinians arrested in Israel raids in West Bank

An Israeli soldier intervenes Palestinians during a protest against the construction of Jewish settlements and the separation wall in Qaddum village in Nablus, West Bank on 26 July 2019 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

At least seven Palestinians were arrested in overnight raids carried out by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the military on Thursday, Anadolu reports.

A military statement said the individuals had been arrested for suspected involvement in “violent popular activities”, without elaborating about 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 5,500 Palestinians — including numerous women and children — are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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