Israel killed 12 Palestinians in March

As many as 364 Palestinians were arrested by Israeli authorities in the Palestinian territories for the same period, the report said.

Israel killed 12 Palestinians in March

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Israeli army killed 12 Palestinians and arrested 364 others in the month of March alone, a report, released by a Palestinian NGO on Tuesday, said.

According to the monthly report of the Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights, Israeli troops in March killed six Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and as many in the West Bank.

As many as 364 Palestinians were arrested by Israeli authorities in the Palestinian territories for the same period, the report said.

Arrests, it added, were made during raids on Palestinian homes, during confrontations with Israeli soldiers, or at Israeli checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Most arrests were made in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil (Hebron) and in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), the report said.

Center head Fouad al-Khafsh slammed the Israeli arrest campaign, saying West Bank cities were "under constant assault by the Israeli occupation and are raided for arrests on a daily basis."

Israeli authorities have yet to comment on the report's findings, but they usually attempt to justify West Bank raids by saying they are pursuing "wanted" Palestinians.

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