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  1/12/2012, Tevet 17, 5772

Report: PA Sources: 16 Arrested by IDF

The Israel Defense Forces arrested 16 residents of Palestinian Authority-assigned areas in Judea and Samaria, Wednesday evening, according to a report by the PA's WAFA news agency. The report says half of them were arrested in the Shechem area, five close to Jericho and three in the Ramallah area.

The total confirms the number reported by the IDF, Thursday morning. The WAFA report said that Israel was increasing its arrests, citing 14 the night before.