Israel is waging arrest campaigns across the occupied West Bank – Middle East Monitor
The Israeli occupying forces have launched an extensive campaign of arrests in a number of towns and villages in the occupied West Bank. They were met by locals trying to prevent the raids.
At dawn on Monday, Israeli forces attacked neighborhoods in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus and Hebron, as well as the Jalazone refugee camp. At least ten Palestinians were arrested in the latest roundups.
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In the districts of Marhaba and Tira, armed clashes took place on Sunday evening between resistance fighters and occupying forces. Occupation forces frequently raid the neighborhood to secure illegal settlers who attack its outskirts on the pretext that there are archaeological sites and Jewish graves in the western part of Tira.
The three young men from Jalazone refugee camp who were arrested were named Muhammad Abdullah Nakhleh, Musa Issa Sharakah and Salam Shehadeh Al-Tarawih. After searching their homes, they were taken by Israeli forces to an unknown destination.
The camp witnessed clashes between dozens of young men and the occupying forces, in which tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets were fired. No injuries were reported.
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Last night the Israelis arrested three Palestinians from Bethlehem. Local sources reported that an Israeli military unit stopped a vehicle near the village of Wadi Fukin in the middle of town and detained its passengers before they were arrested. They were named as ex-prisoner and former Mayor of Aldoha Municipality, Raafat Nafeth Jawabra; Alaa Ali Al-Satagi; and Basel Abdelfattah Al-Jabri.
In the Hebron district, the occupying forces arrested Diaa Amro and Hamza Amro from Dura and Omar Burqan from the city itself. Hamed Jasser from Beita, south of Nablus, was also arrested.