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IOF launches large-scale raid, arrest campaign across West Bank

Friday 17-May-2024


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched at dawn Friday a large-scale raid and arrest campaign in various areas of the West Bank, storming many homes and carrying out arrest operations amid clashes and confrontations, resulting in one martyr and several injuries.

The IOF raided the West Bank cities of Tulkarem, Nablus, Qalqilya, and Ramallah, and broke into neighborhoods and homes, shooting, assaulting and arresting civilians.

In Tulkarem, a young man was martyred and two citizens, one of them was a minor, were injured last night, during confrontations with the IOF after they had stormed the towns of Bala’a and Anabta, east of the city.

In Nablus, a number of civilians were shot and injured at dawn Friday by rubber-coated metal bullets, while another man was arrested during confrontations as Israeli soldiers were storming the eastern part of the city.

Local sources reported that IOF fired live and metal bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on residents, resulting in the injury of a citizen with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the head.

The sources added that Israeli soldiers raided a house in the old Askar refugee camp and wreaked havoc inside it before arresting a young man.

In Qalqilya, another young man was injured by Israeli bullets in an IOF raid on the city. The IOF broke into several neighborhoods, and shot a young man riding a bicycle, local sources reported. The IOF obstructed the work of ambulance crews, destroyed the monument of the martyr Mahmoud Hilal in Al-Shaymaa roundabout in the center of the city, and deployed their snipers in Kafr Saba neighborhood, the sources added.

In Ramallah, Israeli fanatic settlers burned a Palestinian truck east of the city and assaulted its driver, leaving him with mild injury.

Israeli media, however, claimed that the settlers carried out the attack to prevent aid delivery to the Gaza Strip, assuming that the truck was loaded with aid and heading to Gaza.

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