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Israeli forces detain at least 7 in West Bank raids

Arab-Israel Relations Materials 10 September 2012 12:05
Israeli forces detain at least 7 in West Bank raids
Israeli forces detain at least 7 in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians in the West Bank overnight Sunday, army officials said, while residents reported two others detained Maan reproted

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli troops stormed the village of Seida north of Tulkarem before detaining Luay al-Ashqar and ransacking his home.

They said al-Ashqar is a prominent activist in support of recent hunger strikes in Israeli jails, and his brother Muhammad died in Israel's Negev prison in 2007.

Another man, Arwa Abu Tamam, was also detained nearby, they said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman had no record of the Tulkarem detentions but said seven others were arrested overnight. Three people were detain in Nablus, two in Beit Ummar, and another in Hebron and Beita village in the northern West Bank.

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