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the home of his brother Abdullah Abu Rahmeh, as well as the homes of head of the village council Bassil Mansour, Muhammad al-Khatib, in addition to the homes of Ahmad Abu Rahmeh and his brother Ashraf Abu Rahmeh.Abu Rahmeh said that the raids frightened children in the houses.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into reports of the raid.The committee condemned the raid of the activists’ homes, adding that Israeli actions would not stop popular activists from continuing their weekly marches against Israel’s separation wall and illegal Israeli settlements.Residents of Bilin, one of the most active villages in peaceful organized opposition against Israeli policies, have protested every Friday for 11 consecutive years, and have often been met with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades from Israeli forces.
The raid in Bilin came as Israeli forces also conducted widespread detention raids across the occupied West Bank overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, in which 23 Palestinians were detained, sparking clashes in the Shufat refugee camp in the Jerusalem district.