Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops invading (file photo from Paltoday)

The Israeli forces, on Monday at dawn, detained one Palestinian man from the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, and five from different areas of Tulkarem, according to Alray.

Local sources said that soldiers detained Yousef Al-Lahham, 45, after storming and ransacking his family home in the Dheisheh refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank.

The sources added that the army fired sound grenades and live rounds towards the Palestinian youths who protested the invasion into the camp, with no injuries to report.

Local sources stated that, in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, Israeli forces detained Ahmed Shehab, 45, a former prisoner from Anabta town, Muntasir Tahma, from Qafin town, Yusef Muhanna, another former prisoner, and Ali Abu Saleh from Shweika suburb after their homes were stormed and ransacked.

In press release, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) confirmed the five detained from Tulkarem, one additional man from Bethlehem, two from Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and one from the al-Arroub refugee camp, south of Bethlehem.

Violent confrontations flared between Palestinian youth as Israeli forces invaded the city of Ramallah, Alray reported.

Israeli forces barred journalists from covering the scene, and responded to the protesting youths by firing tear gas and live rounds at them.

According to the PPS, from Saturday night until dawn Sunday, the Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian youths from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.

It added that the occupation forces have detained, at least 15 civilians over the course of the weekend, most of whom were from occupied Jerusalem.

On Sunday night, Israeli soldiers detained Palestinian young man, Khaled Derya from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, while passing an flying military roadblock at the western entrance of the town, Alray reported.

(Source / 25.08.2020)

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