IOF soldiers arrest 15 Palestinians mostly in Nablus

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Palestinian Information Center – 07/02/2012 – 02:45 PM

NABLUS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested 15 Palestinian citizens in the West Bank at dawn Tuesday mostly in Nablus province, local sources said.

The Tadamun foundation for human rights said that the IOF troops rounded up six Palestinians in Nablus and its villages including two ex-prisoners.

Ahmed Al-Beitawi, a researcher with the foundation, said that the first ex-prisoner spent 16 years in Israeli jails while the second served 10 years.

He lashed out at the Israeli occupation authority for escalating the targeting of liberated prisoners, noting that they were mostly held in administrative detention, without trial or charge, which meant that they were not taken for security or legal reason but only to punish them.

Local sources in Al-Khalil had said that the IOF soldiers arrested a Palestinian in Beit Ummar village on Monday two weeks after arresting his brother.

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