Israeli Army Invades West Bank, Arrests Civilians

The Israeli military has invaded Palestinian towns in the West Bank, forcibly entering homes and ransacking them while arresting scores of civilians.

Targeting West Bank communities, Israeli troops on Sunday searched and raided homes in the al-Jalazon refugee camp near the central West Bank city of Ramallah as well as the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank and kidnapped four civilians, witnesses said.

Local sources said that the Israeli military radio had said that troops captured the men and took them to detention camps for questioning.

Meanwhile, a group of Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli troops on Sunday afternoon attacked and took over a Palestinian owned house in East Jerusalem (al-Quds) and kidnapped 12 people who tried to stop the attack.

When the home owners of Sheik Jarrah neighborhood and their international supporters tried to stop them, soldiers attacked the residents, witnesses added.

As residents managed to move settlers off a piece of land, other settlers occupied a nearby house and police then arrested 11 international supporters and a Palestinian official, Hateem Abed al-Qader.

(Press TV)

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