8 Palestinians arrested in overnight raids in West Bank

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RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians during overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a Palestinian NGO reported Thursday.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, four Palestinians were arrested in the city of Bethlehem while another three were arrested in Jenin and Jericho.

“Wa’ad Tamimi, brother of [Palestinian resistance icon] Ahed Tamimi, was arrested from his house in the village of Nabi Saleh north of the West Bank city of Ramallah,” it added.

The Israeli army frequently conducts wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 6,500 Palestinians — including 300 children — are currently languishing in Israeli prisons.

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