Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West BankFebruary 18th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by admin
Ramallah, Feb 18 (Xinhua) The Israeli army arrested 22 Palestinians in West Bank early Monday, Palestinian security sources said. A number of armoured vehicles stormed West Bank city of Nablus after midnight and detained four people, the sources said, adding that in east Jerusalem town of Abu Dis, the Israeli army arrested three men.
Other detentions took place in the cities of Ramallah, Jenin and Tulkarem.
The Israeli radio, however, said the army arrested only 16 Palestinians, adding that they were wanted by the Israel.
The arrests came one day before a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem. Their meeting aims at assessing the progress of the peace talks, which started in December between the two sides.