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Occupied WB, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) carried out last night and Monday at daybreak a wide-scale campaign of raids and arrests across multiple districts of the occupied West Bank towns and cities.


Israeli media alleged that the IOF had detained 16 Palestinians and taken them to an unknown interrogation center on suspicion of being participated in security activities.


In turn, Palestinian local sources reported that the IOF detained Mohammed al-Salman, 41, from Tulkarem, and Sameh Manasra, 28, from al-Jarad town, east of the city.


They reported that the IOF detained also the ex-prisoner Fakhri Hashlamoun,27, and Omar Abu Hussain,21, after raiding on and ransacking their houses in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.


In the same context, the IOF broke into Hebron’s towns of Yatta and Halhul, erected military checkpoints on entrances into southern and northern Hebron as well as into towns of Halhul and Sai’r, and stopped Palestinians-owned cars, searched them, and checked their passengers.


As of Bethlehem, the sources said that the IOF detained four Palestinians, including two young brothers, and summoned a fifth to appear before the Israeli intelligence.


They added that the IOF detained Ghassan Zawahraeh, 37, after raiding on and ransacking his house, which resulted in erupting confrontation between Palestinian youths and the IOF. There were no reports of injuries.


In addition, Palestinian youth activist Ibrahim Awadallah reported that the IOF detained Said Mahmoud al-A'raj 36, brother of the Israeli-assassinated Palestinian Basel al-A’raj, after raiding on and ransacking his house.

Israeli occupation forces routinely carry out arrest raids in the West Bank. Around 40 percent of Palestinian men living in the occupied territories have been detained by Israel at some point in their lives.