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Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians in predawn West Bank raids

March 25, 2018 12:58 P.M. (Updated: March 26, 2018 12:17 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces arrested five Palestinians from the occupied West Bank during predawn raids on Sunday, according to local sources.

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Israeli forces detained former prisoner Moatasem Mohammed Al-Arouj.

In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli forces arrested four young men from the village of Madama.

Three of the fourth were released shortly after, while the fourth, identified as Zia Faris Qadus, remained in detention.

Israeli search and detention raids are a nightly occurrence in Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there were 6,119 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails as of February.

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