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Israeli forces detain 22 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Monday, October 31, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained 22 Palestinians, mostly in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces re-arrested two former prisoners from the northern West Bank of Jenin.

While in al-Iskan neighborhood to re-arrest one of the two former prisoners, the soldiers opened fire towards a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, injuring a paramedic by shrapnel in the foot. The casualty was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The gun-toting soldiers showed up at a house in the northern West Bank city of Qalqiliya, muscled inside, conducted a thorough search and eventually detained a teen.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Security Liaison Office confirmed that a member of the Khalil family from Tulkarm city, who has gone missing since Sunday evening, was detained by the Israeli army.

In Nablus district, the sources confirmed a raid in 'Ein Beit el Ma refugee camp, adjacent to the city of Nablus, resulting in the detention of two others.

In the occupied city of Jerusalem, heavily-armed police handcuffed and detained an elderly along with his son from the Old City.

Still in Jerusalem district, Israeli forces ambushed and detained two others in Bir Nabala town, northwest of the city.

In the southern West Bank, a convoy of army vehicles stormed Husan village, west of Bethlehem, where the soldiers forcibly entered some a dozen houses, including those of two former prisoners, informed one of them that his work permit is revoked and seized some banners.

They ultimately arrested two residents of the town, including a prominent Fatah activist.

The forces also barged their way into several neighborhoods of Hebron city, and detained five others.

They also conducted a similar raid in Yatta town, south of the city, and detained another.

In the northern Jordan Valley, the sources confirmed a raid in Ein al-Beida village, east of Tubas, leading to the detention of two others.

Also in Hebron district, Israeli troops detained two others; one from the Old City of Hebron and the other from Ma‘in village, which is part of al-Karmel town.

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