A newly deployed Palestinian security force has conducted its first crackdown in Hebron.
Officials said the overnight raid targeted criminals and Hamas loyalists in Samoua, a town close to Hebron. Palestinian police and intelligence units smashed down doors and rounded up around 20 men.
Hebron police chief Ramadan Awad said the men were all "fugitives," but he gave no further details.
Monday's raid was the latest step in cautious security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. The new force was deployed over the weekend.
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