Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Israeli occupation forces Thursday overnight detained at least 11 Palestinians and assaulted others in various parts of the West Bank, according to local sources.
They said that the Israeli police raided the Occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah for the second consecutive night as Palestinians and activists protested the forcible eviction and dispossession of 40 Palestinians, including 10 children, from their homes in the neighborhood to replace them with entirely Jewish settlers.
Police officers barged their way into the house of the al-Kurd family, assaulted people inside, and showered them with tear gas canisters.
They also attempted to push back protestors using stun grenades and physically assaulted residents and solidarity activists.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society medics provided treatment to 22 Palestinians who sustained injuries, including eight who suffocated from tear gas, six others who were hit by live ammunition, two others who were brutally beaten up, three others injured by concussion grenades, and another who was affected by pepper-spraying.
While in the neighborhood, the police rounded up seven Palestinians; five residents of the neighborhood, a resident of the Silwan neighborhood in addition to a Palestinian citizen of Israel from al-Tira.
Meanwhile, a sizable Israeli military force barged its way into Silwad town, east of Ramallah city, where they ransacked several houses and rounded up two Palestinians, including Muntasir Shalabi, 44, a resident of Turmus Ayya, whom Israel accuses of carrying out a drive-by shooting attack several days ago.
In the northern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Tubas city, where soldiers rounded up two others, as confirmed by the Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office, Kamal Bani-Odeh.
Soldiers also forced their way into Qiffin town, north of Tulkarm, where they seized the recordings of surveillance cameras of a local petrol station and searched an aluminum workshop. No detentions were made though.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
(Source / 06.05.2021)