(AA) – Israeli forces have detained eight Palestinians in overnights raid in the West Bank, the Israeli army said on Tuesday.
The army said in a statement that five of the detainees are suspected of involvement in “terror attacks against [Israeli] security personals and civilians.”
The three others were detained on charges of being members in Palestinian faction Hamas, it added.
The Israeli army has not specified the area where the arrests took place, nor has it revealed the names of the suspects.
However, eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency that Israeli army troops detained several Palestinians in Al-Aroub refugee camp and the Old City of Al-Khalil (Hebron) after raiding their homes.
Israeli forces sporadically raid Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and detain local Palestinians, claiming the latter are “wanted” by Israeli security agencies.
Over 7,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons throughout Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs.