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Israeli forces seize 29 Palestinians in the West Bank, including one journalist

March 10, 2008 9:44 A.M. (Updated: March 10, 2008 9:44 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces seized 29 Palestinians during raids on several West Bank districts on Monday morning, Israeli sources said.

Israeli sources reported that Israeli troops apprehended 13 Palestinian activists in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, and 16 others in different West Bank districts, then brought them to interrogation centers.

Eight people were detained in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, including 55-year-old journalist Hasan Fararja, who is a member of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, local sources told Ma'an.

Fararja was abducted from his home in Duheisha refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. According to his family, Israeli soldiers ransacked the house, and seized and abused Fararja's son Ghassan and his brother in law during the arrest.

Palestinian security sources reported that three Palestinians have been detained from Duheisha camp, one from Beit Sahour, one from Ad-Doha, and three from Bethlehem city.

*** Last updated 10:34 Bethlehem time
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