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NABLUS, West Bank, (AP) – Palestinians say Israeli troops shut down three facilities of a Hamas-affiliated charity and a medical center in the West Bank town of Nablus.

Witnesses say troops confiscated computers, documents, cash and furniture.

They also raided offices of the Palestinian Authority’s ministry of religious affairs. Israel is trying to negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinians and it was not clear why the ministry was targeted in Monday’s sweep.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the Palestinian reports.

The troops shut down a girls school, a sports club and the headquarters of the Solidarity charity. Witnesses say the medical center bears the same name as the charity, but is run by a different charitable organization that once was controlled by Hamas.

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