IOF snatched 40 Palestinians in West Bank last week

[ 11/09/2011 – 05:02 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Last week, Israeli occupation forces arrested a total 40 Palestinians across the West Bank, the Palestinian Center for the Defense of Detainees said in a fresh report.

Among those arrested were minors and Palestinian MP Muhammad Abu Tir, the PCDD in Gaza said, adding that most of the arrests took place at dawn on checkpoints scattered across the region.

On Sunday, the IOF arrested two Palestinians in a raid on Beit Ummar north of Al-Khalil in southern West Bank. One of them was reportedly a minor.

During the operation, IOF troops fired teargas causing breathing difficulties to some fifteen civilians before raiding the homes and arresting the two youths aged 20 and 17.

Elsewhere, IOF patrols raided Aqbat Tayasir village east of Tubas and the Mukhayyam Far’ia area to the south early Sunday morning and deployed through the streets and alleys without report of arrests.

Also that morning, the IOF set up random military checkpoints in Araqa village west of Jenin and on a road between the villages of Araqa and Nazlat Zayd checking vehicles and passengers for identification. No arrests were made.

Witnesses told the PIC that IOF troops dispatched armored vehicles at Jalama checkpoint north of Jenin, without knowing why.

Jewish settler attacks also stirred in the West Bank that day. Locals reported that both Israeli occupation authorities and settlers unleashed hogs in several locations in east and west Salfit governorate north of Jerusalem causing damages and heavy losses in produce.

Palestinian farmers in the Ein Qibliya area complain that they have not been able to curb daily attacks on their homes and crops by wild hogs. Damages inflicted on retaining walls could also cause future damages, the sources added.

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