• Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians, seize cash in West Bank raids
    Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians, seize cash in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained Tuesday at least 12 Palestinians and seized cash during several predawn raids that triggered clashes across the West Bank.

The usurper regime forces detained two Palestinians after storming their family homes in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Palestine News Agency, WAFA, reported.

They also raided al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, where they detained five Palestinians.

In Al-Khalil district, forces conducted a raid into Deir al-Asal village, West of Dura town, ransacking a home and detaining a woman.

Several hours later, Israeli troops raided Beit Ummar town, North of Al-Khalil, ransacking the homes of two prisoners and seizing the sum of 5,000 Israeli shekels.

Mohammad Awad, a local media activist, said that the raid triggered clashes during which soldiers opened fire at youths who attempted to block their passage and willfully fired three live rounds at a home, breaking the window but not causing any injury.

In Ramallah district, soldiers raided Abu Sheikhdem village, Northwest of Ramallah city, where they ransacked a home after shattering the door.

They fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion grenades at protestors who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the usurper regime’s military jeeps. No injuries were reported though.

Similar clashes erupted in the neighboring town of Birzeit as the troops pulled out of Abu Shkheidem. No injuries were reported.

In Nablus district, forces raided Beita town, South of the city, detaining two Palestinians.

They also conducted a similar raid into Madama village, South of Nablus, detaining a former prisoner.

Another Palestinian was reportedly detained from the Nablus city neighborhood of Jabal al-Shamali.



Jul 17, 2018 14:09 UTC