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As Israel's raids grow in West Bank, so does Palestinian support for armed groups

The armed factions in the West Bank are enjoying overwhelming popular support as the cycle of violence intensifies.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian armed  groups have increased in popularity and numbers in the West Bank as Israel increased its security raids into the occupied territory.

It's a catch-22, as these groups' rising political weight is causing concerns in Israel, but whose actions and response is feeding into the popularity of the militant organizations. 

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