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Israeli army arrests 40 Palestinians in West Bank

Anadolu Agency EUROPE
Published November 18,2023

The Palestinian Prisoner's Club on Saturday said the Israeli army arrested another 40 Palestinians in West Bank, bringing the total number of detainees in the occupied territory to 2,850 since Oct. 7.

The non-governmental organization in a statement said "occupation forces arrested at least 40 citizens between Friday night and Saturday dawn, from cities and towns in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem."

Tensions have been high across the West Bank since the Hamas cross border attack last month.

Israeli bombardment on Gaza since then, as well as ground attacks, have killed at least 12,000 Palestinians, more than half of them women and children.

Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been damaged or destroyed.

The official Israeli death toll, meanwhile, stands at 1,200.