IDF has arrested 440 Palestinians, including many Hamas members, in West Bank since Oct. 7

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An Israeli Border Policeman holds a Palestinian flag taken from Palestinians during clashes following a demonstration in support of the Gaza Strip in the West Bank city of Nablus, Oct. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
An Israeli Border Policeman holds a Palestinian flag taken from Palestinians during clashes following a demonstration in support of the Gaza Strip in the West Bank city of Nablus, Oct. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

The Israel Defense Forces says troops have arrested 440 wanted Palestinians across the West Bank, including 220 affiliated with Hamas, since the war in the Gaza Strip began on October 7.

Over the past day, 51 Hamas members, including several senior members, were arrested, the military says.

There have been several clashes between IDF forces and Palestinians in the West Bank in recent days, and several attempted terror attacks, according to the army.

According to the Palestinian Authority health ministry, at least 61 West Bank Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since October 7.

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