Israeli Army Continues Massive Arrests in West Bank, Shoots and Injures 5 Youths in Jenin

JENIN, July 2, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Wednesday arrested 32 Palestinians during predawn and night raids and search operations across the West Bank, while soldiers shot and injured five youths in Jenin, according to local and security sources.

Israeli army stormed the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, and the nearby towns of Silat-al-Harithiya and al-Yamun, where they arrested at least six people, ages 31, 32, 27, 25, 29 and 61, after raiding their homes. Soldiers raided a couple other homes in the area and sabotaged their furniture.

Meanwhile, five youths, in their twenties of age, were reported injured with live bullets in the foot during clashes which erupted in Jenin following the provocative Israeli army crackdown, whereas several others suffocated by tear gas as soldiers shot tear gas canisters.

In the meantime, Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians in the city of Nablus and the nearby refugee camps of al-Ein and Balata, as well as the villages of Aqraba and an-Nassariya.

Israeli soldiers raided a number of homes in the city and sabotaged their furniture, in addition to seizing surveillance cameras from a local store in the neighborhood of Rafidia, west of the city.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested three Palestinian workers from the village of Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem while they were at work in Jerusalem under the pretext of entering Jerusalem without a permit.

Army forces further arrested two Palestinians, 20 and 30 in age, after raiding and searching their homes and sabotaging their furniture in the villages of Taqu’ and Rashaydeh  near Bethlehem, respectively.

In the Hebron area, army arrested eight Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes during the late night hours.

Forces also arrested a Palestinians in the city of Salfit.


Source: WAFA