Zionist forces raid West Bank, make new arrests
Zionist regime forces have carried out raids in several areas across the West Bank during the early hours of the New Year, arresting 26 Palestinians, including a member of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
Safa news agency reported that Israeli forces arrested Nasser Abd al-Jawad, a Hamas member of the PLC, after they stormed his home in Salfit City at dawn Monday.
More than 10 youths were also arrested in the city of Tulkarm in the West Bank.
Meanwhile, Israeli regime troops stormed a number of Palestinian houses, and deliberately caused damage to them.
According to the report, a young man was detained in the al-Quds neighborhood of Issawiya.
Almost 6,280 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli jails, 465 of them under the controversial administrative detention, according to figures provided by the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer.
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes to voice their outrage at the administrative detention, which is a form of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months.