Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Sep 2 (XINHUA/APP):Israeli forces have arrested 22 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military.

A Monday statement said the individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in hostile 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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