Days of Palestine

Sunday, March 26

IOF razes home, kidnaps citizens in West Bank

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The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Wednesday demolished a Palestinian home in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and kidnaped some citizens from their homes in the West Bank.

According to the Qalandiya Media Center, Israeli troops stormed Qalandiya camp and forcibly evicted the family of martyr Hasan Abu Ali from their three-story home before bulldozers embarked on knocking it down.

The soldiers prevented photojournalists from covering the demolition of the house.

Martyr Abu Ali was killed by Israeli soldiers in early August 2011.

Meanwhile, the IOF stormed different areas of the West Bank and kidnaped seven young men at the pretext of their involvement in activities against soldiers and settlers.

The IOF also confiscated dozens of thousands of shekels during its raids on homes in Silwad town in Ramallah.

In a separate incident, local sources in Jenin reported that a Palestinian citizen was injured on Wednesday morning when Israeli soldiers opened fire at him near the Barta’ah checkpoint, without providing further details.

In Bethlehem, local sources said that the IOF rounded up on Tuesday evening an ex-detainee called Iyad Za’akik at the Container checkpoint.