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IOF raids W. Bank areas, kidnaps citizens

Monday 1-April-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped last night and at dawn Monday a number of Palestinian citizens during raids in the West Bank, amid clashes in some areas.

According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped lawyer Emad al-Atrash after assaulting him during a raid on his home in Biddya town, west of Salfit.

In Tulkarem, the IOF stormed different areas of Tulkarem City and raided electrical appliances stores in al-Hadadin street.

Israeli soldiers also raided the house of ex-detainee Alaa Shreiteh in Tulkarem City and kidnaped his wife to pressure him to turn himself in.

In Bethlehem, the IOF kidnaped last night a 15-year-old teenager called Mohamed Mousa after ransacking his home in al-Khader town.

In al-Khalil, Israeli forces stormed Dura town and raided a house in Tarusa area while opening fire. No arrests or injuries have been reported.

Israeli soldiers also set up a makeshift checkpoint and raided homes in Masafer Yatta, south of al-Khalil.

In a separate incident, a horde of extremist Jewish settlers stormed Birin village in the southeast of al-Khalil, attacked local residents and homes and stole a private car. They also made death threats against the local residents.

In the northeast of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation authority reportedly demolished commercial facilities and stores in Hizma street.

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