Days of Palestine – Ramallah
Israeli occupation forces Monday overnight detained 19 Palestinians and assaulted several others in various parts of the West Bank, according to local and medical sources.
They said that Israeli occupation forces rounded up seven Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm.
One of the seven detainees was identified as a former prisoner from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm city, three others, including a former prisoner, from Qaffin town, northeast of the city, two others from Deir al-Ghusun town, and the other from the city.
In Tubas district, the occupation soldiers detained another after ransacking his parents’ house in Wadi al-Far’a village, southwest of the city, as confirmed by the Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Kamal Bani-Odeh.
While in the village, the soldiers run over a young man, inflicting cuts and bruises across his body. The casualty was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police rounded up two others, forcibly entered, and searched their houses in the Wadi Qaddum neighborhood of Silwan, turning the houses upside down.
They also barged their way into the Rashidiya School for Boys, fired stun grenades towards and assaulted a group of students, and eventually detained an 18-year-old student.
Police stormed the home of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Ghaith, fired stun grenades inside, searched the house, and assaulted him along with his family members, inflicting cuts across their bodies.
They ultimately rounded up three of Ghaith’s relatives after brutally assaulting them and led them to the jeeps that were parked outside the house.
The sources confirmed a similar military raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, resulting in the detention of five others.
Israeli occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.