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IOF wages campaign of raids, arrests across WB
IOF wages campaign of raids, arrests across WB
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Occupied WB, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) waged on Monday at dawn a large-scale campaign of arrests across multiple districts of the occupied West Bank towns and cities.

Local sources reported that the IOF detained Zein al-Amour, 15, Ahmad Abu Mufrah, 15, and Hamza Salah,20, after raiding on their families’ houses in Bethlehem.

Also, the IOF detained Muhammed Ghneimat, and Marwan Abu Fara from Surif town, northwest of Hebron, and it detained Ragheb Muswada from the city of Hebron.

In the same context, the IOF broke into several neighborhoods of Hebron along with the town of Samou and ransacked the house of Ghassan Al Mahareq in the town.

In addition, the IOF erected military checkpoints on entrances to Sa'ir and Halhul towns, Fawwar refugee camp, and on Hebron’s southern and northern entrances. Moreover, it stopped the citizens’ vehicles and made searches through them, which hinders the movement of people there.

The sources added that the IOF closed El Laban School’s entrances, south of Nablus, and fired tear gas canisters towards its students and their parents, which led to dozens of suffocations.

It pointed out that IOF issued a decision of shutting down the school as of today until a further notice under the pretext of throwing stones towards the Israeli soldiers.

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.