IOF arrests 12 Palestinians in the West Bank
WEST BANK, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested 12 Palestinians in different locations in the West Bank within Israeli daily arrest campaigns against Palestinians. In Jenin Refugee camp, Israeli Special Forces in civil uniform abducted at dawn on Thursday two Palestinians amid deployment of Israeli military forces to cover up the abduction operation. Local sources told the PIC reporter that the kidnapped Palestinians were identified as the son of the Islamic Jihad Leader Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi, 22, and Abdurrahman al-Saadi, 29. Israeli forces removed security cameras from Palestinians’ commercial shops in the area in order to erase the records of the abduction operation and tried to attack shops owners, the sources revealed. Israeli troops Wednesday morning kidnapped a Palestinian activist from Qabatya town in Jenin as well. In al-Khalil, Israeli forces raided several locations in the city as well as its nearby towns and villages resulting in clashes after midnight between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers that lasted until dawn hours. The PIC reporter revealed that Israeli troops unleashed their gun fire intensively at suspicious objects with no injuries reported. The forces stormed two homes of martyr Arif Jaradat and prisoner Hayran Jaradat, who has been on hunger strike for 18 days, in Saeer town in al-Khalil. The IOF soldiers demolished five Palestinian facilities and stockyards east of Yatta town in order to force its inhabitants to leave their homes for the interest of settlers. Local sources pointed out that some of the arrested were ex-detainees in Israeli jails. The soldiers searched their homes during the arrest operations, sources added. Severe clashes broke out at dawn on Thursday between Palestinian young men and Israeli forces after storming Kefel Hares village to the north of Salfit. The IOF opened their guns and unleashed sound and tear gas grenades at Palestinians. They also damaged shops’ doors and arrested five youths before releasing them later.
(Source / 11.08.2016)