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Israel detains 8 Palestinians in overnight raids

ISRAEL DETAINS 8 PALESTINIANS IN OVERNIGHT RAIDS

Israeli forces rounded up eight Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Tuesday.

In a statement, the army said the individuals were detained for "suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities," without giving further details.

The army said its forces came under fire during a raid in Jenin in the northern West Bank. No injuries were reported.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and 300 children.

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

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