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Israeli forces arrest 4 Palestinian teens near Qalqiliya

Jan. 19, 2014 8:59 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2014 9:45 A.M.)
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces late Sunday arrested four Palestinian teenagers near Qalqiliya, taking them to an unknown location, locals said.

Residents of the village of Azzun told Ma'an that Israeli forces arrested Yahia Muhammad Abu Haniyeh, 16, Yaza Bilal Radwan, 17, Muhammad Yahia Suweidan, 16, and 16-year-old Saleh Yacoub Suweidan.

The four were arrested while walking along a road east of the village, locals said.

Thirteen young men from the village were arrested last week, they added.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli army confirmed the arrests. She said the four had hurled rocks at Israeli forces, and that they were "apprehended and transferred to the police for further questioning."

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
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