JERUSALEM, June 7, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday detained nine Palestinians and seized personal belongings during multiple raids across the West Bank, said security sources and WAFA correspondents.
Israeli police detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his family home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya.
Police also detained two other Palestinians, including a youth, from inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
This came as scores of Israeli settlers forced their way into the flashpoint holy site, prompting Muslims worshippers spending the last ten days of Ramadan inside the holy site to shout slogans and sparking confrontations. Police fired stun grenades towards worshippers.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided a Bethlehem neighborhood and Dheisheh refugee camp, south of the city, detaining three Palestinians.
Elsewhere in the southern West Bank, forces conducted several raids across Hebron city as well as the surrounding towns of Halhoul, Yatta, Beit Ola, Sair, Dura and Kharas.
One Palestinian was detained from Kharas.
In Hebron city, troops searched two homes, interrogated the owners and seized gold, a mobile phone, a laptop and a vehicle.
Troops also detained a Palestinian during a raid that triggered confrontations in Beit Ummar town, north of the city.
In the northern West Bank, forces detained a Palestinian after storming his family home in Azzun town, east of Qalqiliya.