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Israeli army detains 27 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinians in Qalandiya, West Bank on 11 May 2021 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinians in Qalandiya, West Bank on 11 May 2021 [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]

Israeli army forces rounded up 27 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, on Monday, according to a Palestinian NGO, and reported by Anadolu News Agency.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a statement that two young men from the town of Qatana, north of Jerusalem, were among the detainees, after they were beaten by Israeli soldiers.

Usually, Israeli forces raid cities and towns in the West Bank to arrest Palestinians on the pretext that they are wanted by Israeli forces.

Palestinian NGOs estimate that there are around 4,650 Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, including at least 160 minors and 34 female detainees.

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