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127 Palestinians detained in last week alone

Sept. 7, 2014 12:42 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 9, 2014 11:06 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained 127 Palestinians across the West Bank during the first week of September alone, a prisoner rights watchdog said Sunday.

The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement that the largest number of detainees were from Hebron district, where 28 Palestinians were taken by Israeli forces.

The statement said that 23 of the detainees were from the Jenin district in the northern West Bank, 21 from Ramallah, 20 from Jerusalem, 12 from Bethlehem, eight from Tulkarem, six from Nablus, three from Qalqiliya, and six from the Tubas/Salfit district.

The statement also said that Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians overnight Saturday, of whom seven were taken from Hebron, one from Bethlehem, and two from Beit Sira village in western Ramallah district.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons, including around 2,000 detained during Israeli arrest campaigns over the last three months alone.

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