Israel arrests 18 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Some 6,500 Palestinians are held in Israeli prisons, according to official Palestinian figures

Israel arrests 18 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces rounded up 18 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Tuesday. 

The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement, without elaborating on the nature of these activities. 

The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians. 

According to Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities, including scores of women and hundreds of minors.