Friday, February 15, 2008

Israeli army forces arrest 30 Palestinians in Gaza


GAZA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Israeli special forces arrested 30Palestinians in southeast Gaza Strip early Thursday, an Israeli army spokesman said.

The forces infiltrated into area around the destroyed airport at southern Gaza's Rafah town after midnight and took away 30Palestinians for interrogation in the security operation there, according to the spokesman.

Palestinian residents at the area also confirmed the reports. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Israeli forces arrested 13Palestinians during operations conducted last night, Israeli radio reported.

The radio quoted military sources as saying that most of the detainees were arrested in Hebron and other West Bank cities, adding that they were held for being wanted by the Israeli army. The soldiers also found weapons and ammunition with some of the detainees, according to the radio.

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