RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Thursday launched a wide arrest campaign in different West Bank areas, clashed with Palestinian citizens and blasted open doors of some homes and commercial stores during the raids.
Local sources reported that the IOF kidnapped at dawn three young men from Jenin city and blasted open the doors of 10 commercial stores in the industrial zone.
The IOF fired excessively tear gas and stun grenades during their raids on homes in Jenin.
In Arraba town to the south of Jenin, they also stormed and ransacked the homes of two Palestinian citizens, Kamal Izz Addin and Baker Abu Obeid, and interrogated the residents.
Another Palestinian citizen named Adam Abu Ghazi was also kidnapped and taken to an unknown place during a raid at dawn on Al-Aroub refugee camp to the north of Al-Khalil city.
The IOF raided several neighborhoods in the city and established checkpoints at the entrances to Seir and Halhul towns.
Violent clashes also broke out between Palestinian citizens and Israeli soldiers in Kaplan town southeast of Nablus city after three Palestinians from the town were detained as they were driving their cars.
The IOF also kidnapped at dawn a young man named Ali Mahmoud after storming his house in Marah Rabah village, south of Bethlehem, and took him to an unknown place.
Mahmoud has represented Palestine in a holy Qur’an competition held in Saudi Arabia.