Arbitrary IOF raids, arrest campaigns, demolition threats in WB, Negev

Arbitrary IOF raids, arrest campaigns, demolition threats in WB, Negev.

JENIN/NEGEV, (PIC)– A series of raids and arrest campaigns were launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) Tuesday and Monday in several cities of the West Bank while summonses and demolition threats have been handed to Beit Ummar and Negev natives.

Local sources told PIC correspondent that around 20 military vehicles raided different West Bank areas on Tuesday, triggering violent confrontations between Palestinian unarmed youth and the IOF. Several Palestinian citizens suffered breathing problems as Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters.

Two Palestinian teens have been arrested and carried to an unidentified destination by the IOF after having been interrogated on-the-spot, the same sources documented.

Seven more Palestinian citizens, including two students, were rounded-up following the raids.

Students at An-Najah National University, Musaab Al-Husari and Hamza Safi, both Tulkarem natives, were arrested at dawn Tuesday following a large-scale Israeli raid in the city. The students were dragged to an unknown destination by the IOF.

According to local sources Musaab, who had been held in a detention center before and carried to the hospital after having been tortured in jail, has been re-apprehended just a few days before the date scheduled for his graduation project thesis defense. Musaab is the son of a hunger-striking administrative detainee.

Another Palestinian youth was arrested on Monday morning by the IOF following the confrontations that broke out in the Negev, as random demolition threats were handed over to Palestinian natives there, where several houses have been evacuated under pretext of illegal construction, local sources confirmed.

Along the same context, eye-witnesses in al-Khalil reported 5 Palestinian young men from Beit Ummar and a number of Fawar camp refugees were rounded up by the IOF.

In a related event, an Israeli intelligence personnel summoned, via a phone call, Palestinian activist against the wall and settlement in Beit Ummar, Moussa Arar, for interrogation under the pretext of being wanted, Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall south of al-Khalil, Rateb al-Jabour reported

Jabour called on all humanitarian and human rights institutions to take serious action against such Israeli “acts of terrorism” targeting Palestinian civilians on a daily basis.

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