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Israeli army detains dozens, including women, journalists, in West Bank raids

November 19, 2023 at 1:13 pm

Israeli soldiers aim their rifles during a raid at the Balata camp for Palestinian refugees, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on November 19, 2023 [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images]

The Israeli army detained three women and two journalists among 70 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, a local nongovernmental organization said Sunday, reports Anadolu Agency.

Israeli forces conducted raids in various areas of the occupied West Bank throughout the night, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a written statement.

It reported that in these raids, 70 Palestinians, mostly from the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, were detained, including three women and two journalists.

The statement said Israeli troops had threatened Palestinian families and damaged homes during the raids.

The number of Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in the West Bank has risen to 2,920 since October 7, according to reports.

While the Israeli army heavily bombards the blockaded Gaza Strip, raids are also being carried out in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, resulting in the detention of Palestinians on various charges.

Since October 7, a total of 214 Palestinians have been killed in attacks by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

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