Israeli occupation forces conducted a series of arrest campaigns in various areas of the West Bank, kidnapping 7 Palestinian citizens on Monday morning, August 14, 2023.
In Nablus, the Israeli forces detained Eihab Abu Zaher from the Maajin neighborhood in the western part of the city. Additionally, Hani Al-Halabouni, 62, a former prisoner, was arrested from the Makhfia neighborhood.
The occupation forces also invaded the town of Qusra, south of Nablus, damaging the contents of several homes. Moreover, the IOF subjected passersby to degrading searches at the military point located at the entrance of Al-Tur neighborhood.
Palestinian local sources said that the Israeli military planted an explosive device at the Huwwara checkpoint south of Nablus after suddenly closing the checkpoint.
In Ramallah, Israeli forces stormed the Jalazone refugee camp, arresting two young men, Salam Al-Tiraawi and Mu’tasim Ghuwainma, while they were at home.
The brother of the latter, Muhammad Ghuwainma, was arrested on Jericho Street. The occupation forces also carried out destructive acts targeting homes within the camp, causing material losses. Furthermore, special forces kidnapped Youssef Abu Najm after raiding his home in the town of Birzeit.
Israeli forces continue to engage in semi-daily incursions and arrests across the West Bank, perpetuating a climate of fear and instability for Palestinian communities. These routine operations involve raids on Palestinian homes, arbitrary detentions, and the disruption of daily life.
Significantly, IOF carried out a substantial wave of arrests during the month of June, targeting a total of 380 Palestinians, including 45 children and 10 women, across the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, as documented by the Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies.
In Jenin, Israeli special forces detained former prisoner Ahmad Abu Farasha during a raid on the town of Qabatiya. They also arrested Azaddin Nabil Iskafi from Hebron.