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4 Palestinians detained in predawn raids across West Bank

March 26, 2016 11:51 A.M. (Updated: March 27, 2016 5:22 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday detained four Palestinians during predawn detention raids in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed two Palestinians were detained from Tubas and two from al-Ram. The spokesperson told Ma’an that weapons were confiscated from detainees in both locations.

A Ma’an reporter identified two detainees from Tubas as Ahmad Abu al-Aida and Hamed al-Maslaman. Omar Abu al-Rub and Murad al-Ajuri were also detained in western Beituniya near Ramallah.

The Palestinian towns of Beit Fajjar, al-Ubeidiya, al-Duha, Halhul and Aida refugee camp were also reportedly raided overnight.

Israeli military force have carried out a weekly average of 94 search and detention raids since the start of 2016, according to documentation by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.

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