Israeli army detains 32 Palestinians in W. Bank

The military, on Twitter, said the detained Palestinians are suspected of involvement in "rioting and acts of terror against [Israeli] civilians and security forces in the West Bank."

Israeli army detains 32 Palestinians in W. Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Israeli army troops detained 32 Palestinians in overnight raids in the West Bank, the army said on Wednesday.

"The detainees have been referred to questioning," the army added.

The Israeli army has not specified the area where the arrests took place, nor has it revealed the names of the suspects.

However, the Israeli radio said that at least 29 Palestinians were detained in the West Bank province of Nablus, describing them as "Hamas fighters."

Yet, eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency that among the detainees in Nablus were a journalist, a woman, and two university professors.

"The woman is the wife of a former Palestinian prisoner who had been released from Israeli jail and the journalist is Amin Abu Warda, head of the independent Asdaa news service," one eyewitness told The Anadolu Agency.

Israeli forces sporadically raid Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and detains local Palestinians, claiming the latter are "wanted" by Israeli security agencies.

Over 6.500 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons throughout Israel, according to official Palestinian figures.


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