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Israel detains 16 Palestinians in West Bank raids

 International Desk

 Published: 09:23 PM, 22 August 2019  

Photo: Collected

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Israeli forces detained 16 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the Israeli-occupied West Bank according to the military on Thursday. Turkey news agency Anadolu Agency reported.

Israeli forces often carry out such operations in the besieged West and Gaza. According to the Palestinian estimate, there are currently 6,500 Palestinian detainees including women and children in Israeli detention centers.

A military statement said the individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in terror activities", without elaborating on the nature of these alleged activities.

Hundreds of Palestinians have been detained so far this year. Earlier in the last December, Israel detained at least forty Palestinians in a one-night raid on the West Bank.

Israeli forces also detained thirteen and sixteen Palestinians in two times operation in November. According to a government estimate, more than 6,000 Palestinians are detained in Israel so far including 270 children and 52 women.