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IOF raids homes, kidnaps several Palestinians in W. Bank and J’lem

Sunday 31-March-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out raids on homes and kidnaped a number of Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem last night and at dawn Sunday, amid confrontations with resistance fighters in some areas.

According to local sources, the IOF stormed different West Bank areas, especially refugee camps, where they broke into and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated local residents.

In Jericho, the IOF reportedly kidnaped a Palestinian Authority security officer called Mohamed as-Saadi, a resident of Jenin, during his presence in al-Auja town following a three-day manhunt. He has been accused of carrying out a shooting attack on a settler bus traveling on Road 90 near al-Auja town a few days ago.

In Nablus, Israeli forces stormed Balata refugee camp, spread in its streets, raided several homes and bulldozed roads, amid intensive gunfire.

Violent clashes broke out between Israeli soldiers and resistance fighters in different areas of the camp.

Israeli forces also stormed the western area of Beita town in southern Nablus, where they set up a makeshift checkpoint and intercepted Palestinian vehicles for security checks.

In Jenin, dozens of citizens suffered from their exposure to tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers in al-Jalamah village.

One young man was kidnaped from his home in al-Yamun town in western Jenin.

Resistance fighters reportedly opened fire at Israeli soldiers and army vehicles during IOF raids in the towns of al-Yamun and Silat al-Harithiya in Jenin.

In Qalqilya, Israeli forces came under fire from resistance fighters after they stormed Qalqilya City.

In Bethlehem, dozens of citizens suffered from inhaling tear gas after Israeli soldiers showered homes with tear gas canisters in Marah Rabah village.

The IOF also stormed al-Masara village in southern Bethlehem and raided a house, with no reported arrests.

In al-Khalil, the IOF stormed Sa’ir town and clashed with local youths. Dozens suffered from their exposure to tear gas during the events.

In a related context, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the IOF detained at least 25 Palestinians, including six women who were released later, in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

16 of those citizens were detained by Israeli police officers as they were leaving the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

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