Israel continues arrest campaigns in West Bank
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Israel continues arrest campaigns in West Bank

There are roughly 5,500 Palestinians languishing in Israeli prisons

News Service AA

Israeli forces rounded up eight Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the military on Tuesday.

In a statement, the army said that the individuals had been arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terror activities”. 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 5,500 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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