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Israel holds dozens of Palestinians in overnight raids
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AA, West Bank - Israeli forces rounded up 40 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Thursday. 

In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said ten people were arrested in raids in the towns of Kubar and Silwad near Ramallah city. 

Israeli forces also detained 11 more Palestinians in the cities of Nablus, Tubas, Tulkarm and Hebron, the NGO said. 

In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raided several neighborhoods in the occupied city, arresting 19 people, it added. 

The Israeli military has yet to issue an official statement on the arrests. 

The raids came as Israeli forces martyred three Palestinians in raids in the West Bank since late Wednesday. 

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

According to Palestinian figures, more than 6,500 Palestinians continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities, including six parliament members, 52 women and 270 minors.