Israeli army detains 15 Palestinians in West Bank

Around 6,400 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, according to Palestinian figures

Ersin Çelik
10:14 - 19/03/2018 Monday
Update: 10:17 - 19/03/2018 Monday
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Israeli forces have rounded up 15 Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Monday.

The individuals were arrested for "suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities," the army said in a statement without giving further details.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and 300 minors.

Some 450 of these are under what Israel calls "administrative detention" where they face no trial or charge. Twelve members of the Palestinian Legislative Council also remain in Israeli custody.

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

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