Aug 31, 2021 16:51 UTC
  • Israeli regime forces kidnap 18 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

Israeli regime forces have kidnapped at least 18 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank and al-Quds, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) says.

Kamal Bani-Odeh, the PPS director, said on Tuesday that the regime forces had rounded up a Palestinian man after storming his family house in Tammun town, northeast of Tubas city in the West Bank.

The military raid led to confrontations between local Palestinians and Israeli forces, during which the heavily-armed forces opened fire at teenage children, Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported.

In Salfit, a governorate in the central West Bank, the marauding Israeli regime forces barged inside the town of Deir Istiya, where they detained at least three locals besides assaulting one another.

They also ransacked houses belonging to the families of detainees, razing them down.

In Ramallah, a city in central West Bank, the Wafa report quoting informed sources said Israeli forces raided al-Masayef neighborhood, detaining a Palestinian man.

The forces also roughed up three others, including a 17-year old man, in other parts of Ramallah and al-Bireh, 15 kilometers north of al-Quds.

In al-Quds, Israeli regime troops carried out separate raids in the strategic towns of Abu Dis and Anata, east and northeast of the city respectively, where they detained two Palestinians.

The regime troops also rounded up three others in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the bustling city about 7 miles south of al-Quds.

In al-Khalil district in the southern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Dura town, west of the city, where they rounded up a Palestinian prisoner’s family.

They also arrested four others, including two brothers, after barging inside their makeshift houses in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the city.

Israeli regime forces regularly conduct night raids in the occupied West Bank, in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, without search warrants.