Settlers Storm Towns, Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Detain 23 from the West Bank and Gaza Strip


Israeli forces detained and injured, on Tuesday, at least 23 Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank in addition to the Gaza Strip, while illegal colonists provoked and assaulted many more, local sources reported.

Northern West Bank

In the northern part of the occupied West Bank, soldiers invaded and searched the home of Muhammad Hafez Dridi, in Beit Lid town, southeast of Tulkarem.

In the nearby Shufa village, southeast of Tulkarem, a group of armed Israeli settlers, under the full protection of the occupation army, attempted to force Palestinian farmers to leave their land, which they refused to do. No injuries were reported.

Israeli military forces stormed Jenin city, the Jenin refugee camp, and surrounding towns which led to protests among the local Palestinians. Army vehicles moved into the area and opened fire with live rounds, tear gas and concussion grenades. No injuries were reported.

A Palestinian resident of Nablus, identified as Yahya Hisham Hussein Maqbool, was detained by occupation forces after they invaded and searched his home.

According to the director of the Tubas chapter of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), Kamal Bani Odeh, Israeli troops stormed and ransacked the home of a former prisoner.

Soldiers detained Mustafa Hussein Bani Odeh, 47, from Tammun town, south of Tubas.

Central West Bank

In the central part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces invaded and searched the homes of 2 Palestinian young men before detaining them.

The young men were identified as Nassim Hosni Al-Barghouti, 25, from Beit Rima, northwest of Ramallah, and Alaa Sarhan, 25, from Jifna village, to the north.

North of occupied Jerusalem, soldiers stormed and searched the home of Ahmed Hosni Mutair, in the Qalandia refugee camp.

In Al-Eizariya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained Yazan Al-Kharouf from his home after storming and searching it.

At Bab Al-Amoud (Damascus Gate), one of the main gates into the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, illegal colonial settlers marched and waved the flag of the occupation state of Israel, provoking Palestinians.

Israeli forces, providing cover for the settlers, assaulted several Palestinian civilians in the area and detained a young man identified as Muhannad Abu Rajab.

Another Palestinian young man, identified as Muhammad Burqan, was detained by the army from the Al-Samoud refugee camp near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the occupied East Jerusalem town of Silwan, members of the Nature Authority with the West Jerusalem Municipality assaulted three Palestinian men, causing injuries.

Al-Maqdisi Riad Simrin – Silwanic

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that medics treated 3 Palestinian men who were beaten with rocks by municipality crews, and the windows of their vehicle were smashed.

The PRCS added that the victims were transferred to Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem for further medical intervention.

Two of the injured men were identified as Al-Maqdisi Riad Samrin and his son Laith, according to Ahmed Samrin, a member of the Wadi al-Rababa Lands Committee.

He added that occupation forces detained Abed Riad Samrin, the son of one of the victims, in addition to Adnan Abu Sneina, taking them to the Salah al-Din police station.

WAFA

Southern West Bank

In the southern part of the occupied West Bank, at least ten buses carrying illegal Israeli settlers stormed Tuqu’ town, south of Bethlehem, while a large army forces provided protection.

Local Palestinian youths protested the incursion, which the army responded to by firing live rounds, tear gas, and concussion grenades, shooting one young man and causing several more to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The wounded young man, whose identity remained unknown at the time of this report was reported to be seriously injured and detained by Israeli forces.

In Dura town, southwest of Hebron, Israeli forces invaded the town, triggering protests by the local Palestinian youths.

Soldiers opened fire, shooting Abd al-Rahman Yousef al-Darawish before detaining him, the army claimed the young man was “among a group that threw stones and Molotov cocktails at an army position near the town, and set fire to tires.”

In Hebron city, soldiers detained 2 minors identified as Abdel Rahman Mofeed Al-Sharbati, 16, and Amjad Basem Obaido, 16, and took them to an undisclosed location.

In Halhoul town, north of Hebron, at least fifteen busloads and twenty cars carrying illegal Israeli colonists invaded the town and stormed the Nabi Younis (Prophet Jonah) Mosque, under the full protection from Israeli forces.

Locals protested the invasion while settlers vandalized the mosque, and soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steal rounds and tear gas canisters, shooting an unidentified young man with a live round before detaining him.

Others were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and several others sustained inhalation injuries after exposure to tear gas.

Gaza Strip

In the southern besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli Navy detained eight Palestinian fishermen from west of the Rafah sea port and confiscated their fishing boat.

Six of the detained fishermen were identified as Mahmoud Ibrahim Abu Odeh, Hussein Muhammad Abu Odeh, Muhammad Saeed Abu Odeh, Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Odeh, and Muhammad Khaled Abu Odeh.

Sources: WAFA, WAFA, Quds Press, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, Quds Press, Quds Press, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA

Photo: Silwanic


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