IDF arrests foreign pro-Palestinian activists in W. Bank

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 7, 2010 20:18

IDF troops have entered the West Bank and arrested two pro-Palestinian activists from Spain and Australia, the army said.

Sunday's raid marks only the second time troops have seized foreigners in the West Bank on suspicion that their visas have expired.

The activists are members of the International Solidarity Movement. The group is involved in protests against the security barrier in the West Bank.

The activists' lawyer, Omer Shatz, said he believed his clients were targeted because of their political activity.


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