Israeli Forces Continue Siege of West Bank Town of Aqraba for Second Day

File photo of Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit, via Wikimedia Commons)

Israeli forces carried out raids on several homes in Aqraba and conducted on-site investigations with residents.

For the second day in a row, Israeli occupation forces continued on Friday their strict siege of the town of Aqraba, located south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Salah Jaber, the mayor of Aqraba, told WAFA that Israeli occupation forces are still enforcing a blockade on the town, having sealed off its entrances, and preventing residents from entering or leaving.

Israeli forces carried out raids on several homes and conducted on-site investigations with residents, the mayor added. They also inspected surveillance footage from commercial establishments and residences in the town.

Jaber stated that, in the early hours of the morning, Israeli occupation forces arrested three workers from Gaza who had been residing in the town after being expelled from their workplaces in Israel following the outbreak of the Israeli war.


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