Dozens of Hamas supporters detained in West Bank

March 9, 2015 1:27 PM

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GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces detained dozens of supporters of Hamas in raids across the West Bank overnight, the Islamist group said on Monday, calling it the biggest round-up in years as internal Palestinian tensions rise.

A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority's security services confirmed that 30 people had been detained but denied the arrests were political. Hamas said the figure was closer to 80, but this could not be independently confirmed.

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