Israeli occupation forces have launched an arrest campaign in the West Bank since last October, and this Sunday 22 Palestinians were reportedly detained in operations that began from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
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The arrests were made in Nablus, Jenin, Al-Quds, Al-Khalil, Ramallah and Beit Lahm as part of intensive mass raids carried out by occupation forces overnight and early Sunday.
As a result, the number of Palestinian civilians detained in the West Bank since October 7 has risen to 6,330. The count includes arrests following raids on homes and military checkpoints, people who succumbed to Israeli pressure and threats, and hostages.
The Commission for Prisoners' Affairs and the Prisoners' Club of the Palestinian Society: Israel has abducted 22 citizens from the West Bank in the last 24 hours, including a woman, a wounded child and a father with his four sons. pic.twitter.com/gUbSMIHmY2
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Among those detained are a woman from Qalqilya, an injured child from Jenin and a father and his four children from al-Khalil.
“The figure includes those detained in their homes and at military checkpoints, those forced to surrender under pressure and those taken hostage,” said a statement from the Detainee Affairs Commission and the Prisoners' Club the Palestinian Society.
“The arrests included widespread raids and harassment, severe beatings and threats against detainees and their families, and widespread acts of sabotage and destruction of citizens’ homes,” he added.
Tensions in the West Bank have increased since Israel launched a deadly military offensive against the Gaza Strip following a Hamas attack on October 7.