Israeli soldiers have arrested and taken as many as eight Palestinians into custody following pre-dawn raids in a number of occupied West Bank towns.
According to the Ma’an news agency, those detained in overnight operations were from the cities of Nablus, Ramallah as well as al-Khalil (Hebron). A large number of Israeli troops cordoned off and ransacked the residents’ houses in the areas in pursuit of what they called key documents.
The Israeli army regularly arrests Palestinians during overnight operations in West Bank towns. The detentions are in flagrant violation of a security agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
Tel Aviv claims that those arrested in the raids are ‘wanted activists’ and have been taken for interrogation.
More than 11,500 Palestinians, including women and children, are currently imprisoned in Israeli detention facilities.