Israel abducts 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

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Israeli occupation forces rounded up 22 Palestinians in overnight raids in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

Palestinian rights sources said that families of 22 Palestinians reported that the Israeli occupation forces raided their homes and abducted them overnight.

Two of the Palestinians, who were abducted, were harshly beaten when their parents attempted to prevent their abduction.

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A statement of the Israeli occupation army said the Palestinians were abducted on suspicion of involvement in “terrorist” activities. 

The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging abduction campaigns in the West Bank on claims of searching for “wanted” Palestinians. 

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According to Palestinian official figures, more than 6,400 Palestinians are currently held in abduction facilities throughout Israel.