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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

15 Palestinians Killed, 200 Detained by Israeli Army in January

IMEMC - The International Solidarity Institution For Human Rights issued a report revealing that Israeli soldiers shot and killed 15 Palestinians, including three children, and kidnapped more than 200 others during the month of January.

The institution said that seven of the slain residents are from the West Bank and the rest are from the Gaza Strip.

It stated that the army conducted dozens of arrests in January and abducted more than 200 residents, including 55 children, in addition to more than 200 workers who were kidnapped under the claim of entering Israel to work without a permit.

Dozens of arrests were made on a number of roadblocks across the West Bank, while several residents were abducted on crossings and roadblocks.

The army also abducted elected legislators Omar Abdul-Raziq and Mohammad Jamal al-Natsha.
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