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Israeli army detains 6 Palestinians, destroys West Bank home

Israel Materials 5 July 2011 16:00
The Israeli army forces arrested six Palestinians early Tuesday after storming their homes in different areas in the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.
Israeli army detains 6 Palestinians, destroys West Bank home

The Israeli army forces arrested six Palestinians early Tuesday after storming their homes in different areas in the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said, Xinhua reported.

The sources said Israeli soldiers broke into several houses in the West Bank cities of Jenin, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, and arrested six people, allegedly saying they were wanted by the Israeli security forces.

Israeli Radio's Arabic service reported Tuesday that two of the detainees were wanted by the Israeli internal security for being involved in planning attacks on Israel. Their IDs were not revealed.

Meanwhile, Palestinian witnesses said Israeli bulldozers demolished Tuesday a house near the Jewish settlement of Etsion in south Bethlehem.

The house was demolished after the Israeli army informed its owners that it was illegally built, the witnesses said, adding that a family of 11 people, including women and children, lived in the house.

Palestinian rights sources said an Israeli military court decided Tuesday to extend the detention of Islamic Hamas movement lawmaker Khalil al-Raba'ei for another six months. The lawmaker, who comes from the Yatta town near Hebron, has been in an Israeli jail for 40 months.

There are more than 6,000 Palestinians, including 19 lawmakers, 16 of whom are Hamas members, imprisoned in the Israeli jails.

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