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Israeli border guards run through a cloud of tear gas as they clash with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Nablus on November 21, 2012, during a protest against the ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. AFP photo

Israeli border guards run through a cloud of tear gas as they clash with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Nablus on November 21, 2012, during a protest against the ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. AFP photo

Israeli troops arrested 55 Palestinian "terror operatives" across the West Bank overnight, hours after a truce came into effect in the Gaza Strip, the army said on Thursday.
 
"A total of 55 terror operatives, who are affiliated with different terror groups have been detained. Among those arrested were a number of senior level operatives," a statement said, with public radio saying it included members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
 
It said the swoop was related to "recent terrorist and violent activity" in the West Bank, which has seen days of widespread protests and clashes over Israel's relentless bombing campaign targeting militants in the Gaza Strip.
 
The violence in and around Gaza ended at 1900 GMT on Wednesday when an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement came into force.

November/22/2012

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Murat

11/22/2012 6:34:14 PM

Who will punish the IDF child killers and Mavi Marmara murderers? Then they wonder...

T.C

11/22/2012 3:43:13 PM

@Ashley: When I speak I am not just going by this incident alone but by history since 1948. All you have to do is look at the map since then till now and how much Palestinian land has been lost, taken, occupied! Look into why America is so obedient when it comes to Israel. Then have a look at the countries who support Israel, all buddies of America. Then, have a look at the public of these nations and see where they stand on the issue... The worlds public know Israel's M.O, and are against it!

Ashley Meyer

11/22/2012 2:43:49 PM

Truther - seriously, when you draw comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany, I literally had Ahmadinejad, Erdogan and many leaders from Muslim countries in mind - I was genuinely surprised to then see that you were referring to Israeli leaders and supporters (which turned out to be very extensive). This illustrates the extent of the conflict, as I believe my truth 100% and it seems that so do you (which never fails to shock me). Sounds like a pretty hopeless situation to me

T.C

11/22/2012 1:49:34 PM

@ Uri D & Ashley Meyer: Even the whole of Germany were behind Hitler and supported him, at the time. How do they feel now you think? In time, you too will feel as The they do, ashamed! You support the obvious out right conquer, occupation and genocide of innocent, defenseless Palestinians! 163 Palestinian deaths as opposed to 5 Israeli deaths. Sounds like nothing more than a massacre to me, and to the world. What the few bias governments say in support is irrelevant, the people know the truth!

Uri D.

11/22/2012 1:12:55 PM

Quentin Poulsen – These are lies of curse; do you claim that all the 140 dead in Gaza operations are civilians? Western sources indicate more than half are Hamas' terrorists. For your information, all of these numbers are below even one day of the ongoing Syrian genocide, indicating extreme care of Israel on human life while fighting evil terrorists that are shamefully hiding among Gazan's citizens. Or, do you suggest that these "brave" Hamas terrorists hide behind their woman and children?

Ashley Meyer

11/22/2012 12:37:35 PM

Quentin - stop with the distortion.Enough! You only make matters worse.Any civilians killed in Gaza recently were purely because Hamas,who favor death over life, put their citizens in harms way so they can encourage reactions exactly as you have written.Given the scale of Israel's operation (to stop their citizens being fired on) it is totally remarkable how few deaths there were Any civilian deaths are very regrettable and are the responsibility of Hamas. And yes, Iran is a massive evil threat

T.C

11/22/2012 11:53:57 AM

Just hours after this so called ceasefire, Israel are already taking determined steps to ruin it. They are now hoping Palestine retaliate by shooting their fire crackers and thereby technically breaking the 'ceasefire'. Gee very subtle, hey Netanyahoo... How obvious do you want to make your intentions?

Quentin Poulsen

11/22/2012 10:34:55 AM

Israel kills 150 Palestinians, mostly civilians, then arrests 55 Palestinians for terrorism. Tomorrow they will be telling us what an evil threat to world peace Iran is...
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