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Israeli campaign against Nablus continues; more than 20 arrested overnight

July 21, 2008 9:17 A.M. (Updated: July 21, 2008 9:17 A.M.)
Nablus - Ma'an - Israeli forces raided the northern West Bank city of Nablus at 3am on Monday, ransacking several homes including that of female Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Legislative Council member Muna Mansour. Mansour was arrested along with over 20 other Palestinian citizens.

Palestinian security sources speaking to Ma'an said that the arrestees included businessmen, workers and students. Among those arrested were 60-year-old Uthman Muslih, a businessman; 55-year-old Imad Kan'an; 40-year-old Awni Kalbouna; 'Allan Judallah; Shadi Judallah, who was arrested together with his father; 22-year-old Tamir 'Ileiwi; Salah Abu Ata; Hassan Hashash; 22-year-old Hamza Abu Zant; 28-year-old Einas Al-Faqih; 57-year-old Hassan Abu Zant, director of the Nablus Mall; 67-year-old Ibrahim As-Sakhil and his sons, 40-year-old Wa'el and 20-year-old Hamza; Yahya Abu Zant; Salah Abu Asab and 'Isam Jarrar.

The sources added that eight students were arrested from their dormitory in the Rafidia area west of Nablus, where Israeli forces also confiscated computers.

These arrests come after a week of raids and detentions by Israeli forces in the Nablus area.

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