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Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians in West Bank raids
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RAMALLAH, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained 21 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

A convoy made up of scores of Israeli army vehicles stormed Jaba‘ town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before snipers deployed on the rooftops of civilian houses.

The gun-toting soldiers broke into scores of houses in the town, conducted thorough searches, interrogated the occupants and eventually rounded up five Palestinians, including two former prisoners.

Meanwhile, a military force barged its way into several neighborhoods of Nablus city, where they detained three others.

One of the detainees was identified as the brother of a recently slain Palestinian and another as the uncle of another slain Palestinian.

The sources confirmed a similar raid in Iraq Burin village, south of the city, resulting in the detention of another.

In Jerusalem district, the soldiers showed up at several houses in Biddu town, northwest of the city, muscled inside, ransacked them and eventually detained four others.

The heavily-armed police rounded up two others; one from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan and the other from Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood.

In the southern West Bank, the soldiers conducted a raid in Tuqu‘ town, southeast of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of a father along with his 18-year-old son.

They also rounded up three others, including a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old teens, from Hebron city.

The sources confirmed a raid in Dura town, southwest of the city, leading to the detention of another.

On Tuesday evening, two Palestinians were detained; one from Hajja village, east of Qalqiliya, and the other in the vicinity of Qalandiya checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.


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