Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

The flare-up of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories has seen 10 Israelis and 75 people on the Palestinian side -- one of them an Israeli Arab -- killed since October 1, 2015Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday. The raids targeted a suspected Hamas network in Qalqilya, a town just over the Green Line from Israel that is partly surrounded by Israel’s controversial separation barrier. The arrests come amid a flare-up of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories that has seen 10 Israelis and 75 people on the Palestinian side — one of them an Israeli Arab — killed since October 1.

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