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Israel arrests 20 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Leading Hamas member detained in raid on his home in Nablus

Israeli forces rounded up 20 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Monday.


“Twenty Palestinians were detained by the Israeli military last night,” Amani Sarhana, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Prisoner Society, told Anadolu Agency.


She said influential figures were among those detained, but without giving any further details. “Other people were summoned by the Israeli intelligence service for questioning,” Sarhana said.


According to local residents, leading Hamas member Mustafa al-Shannar, a lecturer at An-Najah University, was detained during a raid on his home in the West Bank city of Nablus.


Al-Shannar had previously been detained by the Israeli military.




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