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Israeli forces arrest dozens of Palestinians in West Bank raids

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A Palestinian woman looks at Israeli soldiers during a raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 25, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have arrested over two dozen Palestinians, among them senior members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in raids across the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military said on Sunday that it had arrested 27 Palestinian people on suspicion of involvement in planned attacks over the weekend. 

Palestinian media reported that senior PFLP figures and former political prisoners were among the detainees.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Israeli soldiers invaded and violently searched homes in the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

The raids took place in the cities of Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem and Tulkarm, the towns of Awarta, Asira ash-Shamaliya and Birzeit, the villages of Nahalin, Deir Abu Mash'al,  Nabi Salih and Kobar, as well as the Balata refugee camp.

Palestinians in some of the areas mentioned held protests against the violent raids, but Israeli  forces fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the demonstrators.

On Saturday night, Israel's so-called security agency better known by the acronym Shabak or the Shin Bet announced that it had arrested three Palestinian men suspected of carrying out a bombing last month in the West Bank, that killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and injured her father and brother.

The suspects, it added, were members of the PFLP from the Ramallah area.

Israeli forces regularly storm Palestinian towns in the West Bank to make arrests, prompting clashes with locals.

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