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Israel detains 4 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Aug. 1, 2012 4:31 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 2, 2012 1:54 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday detained four Palestinians in raids across the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials and an Israeli army representative said.

In a raid on Nablus, forces entered homes and detained Ghassan Hayroni, 24, locals said. After conducting searches and storming other homes, forces withdrew around 4 a.m.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that arrest and said Palestinians hurled rocks at soldiers during the raid.

She said soldiers also faced rock-throwers during an arrest raid near Jericho.

Two others were detained overnight, she said, one in Salfit and another from Budros, near Ramallah.

On Tuesday Israeli forces raided several houses in a refugee camp south of Hebron and detained two Palestinians, local activists and the Israeli army said.

Soldiers detained 20-year-olds Islam Gameel Amer al-Titis and Thaer Mohammad Abed Rabbo Ghatasheh from the al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron, the Palestinian prisoners society said.

The Israeli military confirmed the two arrests in al-Fawwar and said five more Palestinians were detained elsewhere across the occupied West Bank.

The army reported one arrest in Beit Ummar, another in Qalqiliya, and three from a village near Jenin.
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