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Israeli forces detain 23 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Monday, April 11, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained 23 Palestinians in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian after storming his house in Idhna town, west of Hebron.

The heavily-armed soldiers rounded up two others from the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The sources confirmed a similar raid in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, resulting in the detention of two teens, both aged 16.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained three others from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

In the northern West Bank, the sources said that two others were rounded up from Burqa village, northwest of Nablus.

Gun-toting soldiers forcibly entered and ransacked several houses in Kafr Qallil town, south of the city,  and eventually detained eight others, including a former prisoner.

While in the town, the soldiers confiscated several vehicles.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, soldiers appeared at two houses in Meithalun town, south of Jenin, muscled inside, conducted a thorough search and eventually detained two others, including a high school student.

During ensuing confrontations, the soldiers opened fire towards local youths who attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

Another was detained in a similar raid in Burqin town, west of Jenin.

In Tulkarm district, the forces barged their way into Tulkarm refugee camp, and detained another after breaking into and searching his family house.

This came as a sizable military force raided the city and deployed in the vicinity of the Thabet Thabet Hospital.

In the central West Bank, soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner from Silwad town, east of the city.

The raid triggered confrontations which say the soldiers opening tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards local protestors. No injuries were reported though.

On Sunday evening, the sources said that a former prisoner was re-arrested after being stopped at a military roadblock close to Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem.

The detainee was identified as a resident of Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.

Police detained five others from Jerusalem city; three from the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and two others during a sin-in protest in solidarity with Jenin refugee camp at Damascus Gate.

K.F.

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