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IOF kidnaps several Palestinians during W. Bank raids

Tuesday 9-April-2024


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

According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped a young man from his home in the east of Nablus City, while another young man suffered a bullet injury during clashes between local youths and Israeli forces in the same area.

Earlier, a large number of Israeli troops stormed Balata refugee camp and the eastern area of Nablus City, laid tight siege to the camp and bulldozed road barriers at its main entrance.

The IOF also bulldozed roads and infrastructure in the camp’s streets, raided homes and interrogated local residents.

Local sources said that one Israeli soldier was injured when resistance fighters opened fire and detonated explosive devices at Israeli forces in Nablus, without stating if the armed clashes happened in the city or Balata camp.

In Qalqilya, the IOF raided several homes and facilities in Jayyous town, confiscated security camera recordings and set up multiple checkpoints in and around it.

The IOF also closed some roads with mounds of dirt and rocks around the town and intercepted Palestinian vehicles at makeshift checkpoints at the pretext of looking for the Palestinian who carried out a shooting attack on an Israeli bus last Sunday.

In Tulkarem, Israeli forces stormed the city, patrolled its streets and raided homes around Thabet Thabet Hospital, while resistance fighters showered them with a hail of bullets in different areas.

At least seven citizens, including a father and his two sons, were kidnaped by the IOF from different areas of Tulkarem.

The IOF also wreaked havoc on vegetable stands in the Shuweika suburb of Tulkarem.

In Ramallah, Israeli soldiers kidnaped one citizen after ransacking his home in al-Am’ari refugee camp.

Local sources said that IOF soldiers opened fire, with no reason, at vehicles and a commercial store during its campaign in the camp.

In Jericho, Israeli soldiers kidnaped three young men, residents of Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, during their presence on Road 90 in the east of the city.

Eyewitnesses reported that one of the soldiers opened fire at those young men and injured one of them.

The IOF also kidnaped one citizen form his home in al-Arroub refugee camp in al-Khalil and another one after assaulting him during a violent raid on his home in al-Masara village in Bethlehem.

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