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Israeli forces detain 8 in overnight raids

April 30, 2013 11:39 A.M. (Updated: April 30, 2013 5:53 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested eight people in the West Bank overnight, Israel's army and locals said.

In Nablus, Israeli troops detained two lecturers from An-Najah university, witnesses told Ma'an.

Dr. Issam al-Ashqar, a lecturer in physics, and Dr. Mustapha al-Shunar, a member of the social sciences faculty, were detained in dawn raids.

Both men were reportedly affiliated with Hamas.

In Bethlehem, Baha Yabes, 20, and Nabil Yabes, 22, were detained in Duheisha refugee camp, locals said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said eight people were arrested overnight, two in Nablus, three in Ramallah, one in Bethlehem, one in Hebron and one in Tulkarem.
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