Clashes, arrests reported across West Bank

Clashes WB

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Saturday launched raid and arrest campaigns in several parts of the West Bank during which violent clashes erupted.

Eyewitnesses reported that an Israeli military force raided the house of Sami Abu Arqoub in al-Samu’ town to the south of al-Khalil last night and arrested his two sons Nizar, 19, and Basel, 22.

They pointed out that the IOF soldiers wreaked havoc on the house during the raid and seized jewelry, a sum of money estimated at 20,000 shekels and three computers.

Five Israeli patrols stormed Awarta and infantry soldiers were deployed in part of the town.

Awarta has been recently subjected to repeated break-ins accompanied occasionally by incursions conducted by Israeli settlers into the three shrines existing in the town.

Confrontations erupted in Deir Istiya in Salfit between Palestinian citizens and the IOF soldiers who stormed the town and raided a number of houses.

Local sources told the PIC reporter that the soldiers broke into the house of Ismail Kokash, searched it and interrogated the family before raiding other neighboring houses.

The IOF heavily fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the Palestinian citizens who responded by throwing stones, the sources added.

Israeli forces later erected a military checkpoint between the towns of Deir Istiya and Haris hindering the traffic movement.

(Source / 16.09.2017)

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