Israel arrests 120 Palestinians in WB

PressTV – Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:59AM GMT

Israeli military forces raided the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), arresting at least 120 Palestinians on August 21, 2011. (File photo)
Israeli military forces have arrested at least 120 Palestinians, including members of the Islamic Hamas movement, in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

At least 100 Israeli jeeps and military vehicles raided al-Khalil early on Sunday and launched a massive arrest operation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday.

Most detainees belong to Hamas, including members of the Palestinian Legislative Council Mohammed Abu J’heisha and local leaders of Hamas’ social committees.

The Israeli forces have closed all entrances to the city and have been stationed on the streets.

Israel launched an airstrike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday immediately after assaults targeted two Israeli buses and a military vehicle near the Red Sea resort of Eilat, killing eight Israeli forces.

Tel Aviv has accused Hamas of being behind the Thursday rocket attack on Israel.

Hamas, however, has strongly denied the allegations and warned against any act of aggression against the Gaza Strip.

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