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  אדר ב 23, 5771 , 29/03/11

IDF Arrests Over 60 Arabs in Awarta Overnight

The IDF carried out a large arrest operation in the Arab town of Awarta in northern Samaria overnight, Israel Radio reported, quoting Palestinian Authority sources as saying.

Awarta sits in close proximity to the Jewish village of Itamar, where five members of the Fogel family were murdered earlier this month in a stabbing attack.

According to Awarta Deputy Council Head Kayas Awad, more than 60 residents of the town were arrested in the operation, bringing the total number of residents from the town in Israeli custody to around 100 people.
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