7 Minors among 21 detainees in West Bank

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The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched at dawn Wednesday a large-scale raid and arrest campaign throughout the West Bank. 21 Palestinians were detained during the campaign, including minors.

The IOF claimed in a statement issued Wednesday that nine Palestinians were arrested overnight for being involved in anti-occupation attacks.

Two youths were arrested in Nablus, while two others were detained in Ramallah. Two more arrests were carried out in Salfit while four youths were rounded up in al-Khalil.

According to the statement, a gun was allegedly found in Seir town, northeast of al-Khalil.

Meanwhile, seven minors were also arrested at dawn today from Beit Fujar town, south of Bethlehem.

Five other youths were arrested in Nablus while another young man was summoned for investigation. Several local homes were stormed and searched during the raid.

University students and ex-prisoners were among the five youths.

Similar raids were carried out in Jericho, Ramallah, and al-Khalil.

Violent clashes broke out in al-Khalil when Israeli forces arrested four local youths after confiscating their car.

Israeli forces carry out raid and arrest campaigns throughout the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem almost on daily basis.

(Source / 21.12.2016)

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