Tension Rises in West Bank as Israeli Occupation Forces Launch Arrest Campaign

Israeli troops arrest Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. (Photo: via ActiveStills)

Clashes broke out between Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinians as troops made several arrests in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Monday night, the Middle East Monitor reported.

Clashes also took place in Jenin, where Israeli forces arrested Palestinians accused of taking part in actions against the occupation forces and illegal Jewish settlers.

The raids targeted the governorates of Hebron (Al-Khalil), Nablus, Jenin and Bethlehem. Dozens of houses were broken into and belongings confiscated. Some residents were questioned for several hours.

Two of the Palestinians arrested were former prisoners Ammar Jawabreh and Wael Al-Badawi. Israeli occupation forces destroyed their homes in Al-Aroub camp, north of Hebron.

Israeli troops also arrested Ismail Al-Hawamdeh from Al-Samou’, south of Hebron, after raiding his house and confiscating his belongings.

When the occupying forces hit another house in Al-Aroub, they arrested a young man and others threw stones at the armored vehicles used by the troops.

Clashes also broke out between a Palestinian group and the occupation forces at the Salem checkpoint, west of Jenin. There were no reports of casualties.

In the Jerusalem Governorate, the occupying forces raided the family home of the Palestinian boy Muhammad Al-Zaliani in the Shuafat camp. They took measurements of the house in preparation for its later demolition.

According to the Israeli authorities, the boy tried to carry out a saw attack at the Shuafat checkpoint several months ago.


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