West Bank confrontations as Israeli forces make arrests – Middle East Monitor


Clashes broke out between Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinians as troops made several arrests in the West Bank and Jerusalem overnight. There was also fighting in Jenin. Those arrested are accused of taking part in acts against the community against the occupation forces and the illegal Jewish settlers.

The raids were directed at the governorates of Hebron, Nablus, Jenin and Bethlehem. Dozens of houses were broken into and belongings confiscated. Some residents had questions for many hours.

Two of the arrested Palestinians, Ammar Jawabreh and Wael Al-Badawi, are freed prisoners. Israeli occupation forces destroyed their homes in Al-Aroub camp, north of Hebron. They also arrested Ismail Al-Hawamdeh from Al-Samou’, south of Hebron, after raiding his house and confiscating the few belongings he had.

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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 government, the occupation 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 stabbing attack at the Shuafat checkpoint several months ago, causing confusion among the forces stationed there and resulting in the killing of a Border Police officer and a security guard.

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