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At least 40 Palestinians rounded up by Israeli forces in occupied territories for a total of 120 over three days

The Israeli occupation authorities today and overnight rounded up at least 40 Palestinians in raids at and ransacking of their homes across the occupied territories for a total of more than 120 detained over the past three days, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

It said 13 of the detainees were from Fawwar refugee camp in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, while two others were from Hebron city itself.

Three were detained from the Bethlehem area, also in the south of the West Bank.

One was also detained at Shufat refugee camp in Jerusalem and another from the Jerusalem-area village of Biddu.

Three were also detained during a raid of Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho, two of them siblings.

In the north of the West Bank, five were detained from the Jenin district, while others were detained in Nablus, Tulkarm and Qalqilya.

The PPS said that while some of the 120 rounded up over the past three days have been released, many remain in custody and have been subjected to torture and severe beating, as well as heavy destruction in their homes.

It said Israel detained more than 5,000 Palestinians since the start of this year while some 5100 Palestinians, including 165 minors and 33 women, are currently serving various prison terms for their resistance to the occupation, in addition to 1200 placed in administrative detention without charge or trial.

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