RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation forces today and last night detained at least 40 Palestinians in large-scale raids across the occupied territories, but mainly in the town of Tuqu, in the south of the West Bank, and Yabad, in the north, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) and other sources.
Several were later released, said the PPS.
Israeli forces rounded up 22 Palestinians after forcibly entering and searching the houses of their families in Tuqu, east of Bethlehem, and 11 others were detained in the town of Yabad, southwest of Jenin city, after ransacking their homes.
In the northern West Bank, a convoy of army vehicles stormed two Nablus city neighborhoods and detained two people, including a former prisoner.
A sizable military force also showed up at Balata refugee camp, east of the city, to make arrests, triggering confrontations.
During the ensuing confrontations, the soldiers opened fire toward young men attempting to block their passage, hitting two with live ammunition in the thigh and another in the foot.
In Ramallah district, soldiers arrested two former prisoners; one from Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah city, and the other from Beit Sira village, west of the city.
In Tulkarm district, the sources confirmed a raid in Iktaba neighborhood, east of the northern West Bank city, resulting in the detention of another.