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IOF raids W. Bank areas, kidnaps Palestinians from homes

Tuesday 6-February-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped last night and at dawn Tuesday several Palestinian citizens during raids in the West Bank, amid clashes with local youths and resistance fighters.

According to local sources, the IOF stormed different neighborhoods in Ya’bad town and Rummanah village in the west of Jenin, and carried out raids on homes and stores, with no reported arrests.

The IOF also stormed Yamun town in western Jenin and kidnaped a young man after ransacking his home.

Armed clashes reportedly took place in Yamun town, during which resistance fighters detonated homemade explosive devices at IOF vehicles.

Israeli forces also came under fire from resistance fighters near the entrance of Silat al-Harithiya village, northwest of Jenin.

In Nablus, the IOF stormed the eastern area of the city and kidnaped three young men from their homes.

In Qalqilya, Israeli forces used a camera drone during raids in Kafr Qaddum town, but later they withdrew after interrogating local residents and failing to arrest a wanted young man.

IOF troops also patrolled streets in Hajjah town, east of Qalqilya, and questioned some local residents.

In Tulkarem, a 19-year-old young man was injured by IOF gunfire in his thigh during clashes between local youths and Israeli forces in Qaffin town.

In Jericho, the IOF stormed the refugee camps of Aqabat Jabr and Ein al-Sultan, which provoked skirmishes with local youths. Raids on homes belonging to families of several martyrs were reported during the IOF campaign in those camps.

In Bethlehem, the Red Crescent said that its paramedics provided medical assistance for a wounded young man and transferred him to a hospital after Israeli soldiers savagely assaulted him at the Container checkpoint near Jerusalem.

In al-Khalil, a child was kidnaped by Israeli soldiers during his presence near his home in Khirbet a-Duqaiqah hamlet.

Two other citizens (brothers) from the family of Ali Awad were taken prisoners by the IOF in Masafer Yatta area.

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