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IOF arrests Palestinians, settlers defile Islamic shrines

May 01 2019

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The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday kidnapped 7 Palestinian citizens during overnight raids on different West Bank areas.

Local sources said that the IOF at daybreak stormed al-Mazra'a al-Gharbiya village in Ramallah and arrested the brothers Jihad Abu Laila and Mohammed Abu Laila after searching their family home.

The same sources reported that the IOF raided the neighboring  village of Abu Shkeidem, kidnapped the Palestinian youth Ahmad Farouq, and transferred him to an undeclared destination.

Meanwhile in Nablus, the IOF arrested the ex-prisoners Asem Ghuneim and Mujahed al-Qotob after searching their homes and wreaking havoc on them.

Violent clashes broke out in the area between Palestinian youths and the IOF soldiers who heavily fired tear gas bombs.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF stormed Kafr Thulth town in Qalqilya and arrested Jaree Shawahneh from his home. At the same time in Bethlehem, the IOF abducted Ahmad al-Amour after raiding his family home in Tuqu' town.

At daybreak Wednesday 12,000 Israeli settlers stormed Kifl Haris in Salfit and performed Talmudic rituals at Islamic shrines under the protection of the IOF who had sealed off the town.

Quds Press said, quoting local sources, that the IOF soldiers deployed in large numbers on Kifl Haris roads, climbed the rooftops of Palestinian homes, and installed checkpoints in different areas.

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