Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects

Arrests come amid a flare-up of violence that has seen 75 Palestinian killed since Oct. 1

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian liberalization movement Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday.

The raids targeted a suspected Hamas network in Qalqilya, a town just over the Green Line from Israel that is partly surrounded by Israel's controversial separation barrier.

"The heads of the network, who ran the regional headquarters, were operating to renew Hamas activity in the area and plotting terror activity," the army said.

Those detained included "senior Hamas operatives who have been previously arrested for participating and planning Hamas terror activity," it said.

Palestinian security officials confirmed the overnight raids.

The arrests come amid a flare-up of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories that has seen 10 Israelis and 75 people on the Palestinian side -- one of them an Israeli Arab -- killed since October 1.

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