Israeli soldiers arrest 24 Palestinians in West Bank in overnight raids


Published: 2018-03-12 10:04

Last Updated: 2018-03-12 11:35

Israeli forces while arresting Palestinians in the West Bank. (Archive)
Israeli forces while arresting Palestinians in the West Bank. (Archive)
Roya News Source

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) arrested 24 Palestinians on Monday alone from several parts of the West Bank during overnight raids, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society reported.

Soldiers broke into a number of towns and villages in the West Bank arresting 24 Palestinians.

The previous day, Israeli forces arrested 28 Palestinians, 21 of whom are workers who were ambushed near Bethlehem while heading to work in the 1948 territories.

In a statement released by the Israeli army, four of the 28 arrested Palestinians were allegedly involved in popular resistance activities in the West Bank. Another three were near a settler road in the Jordan Valley over Molotov cocktail possession and were taken for interrogation.

In Nablus, three young Palestinians were arrested from Beit Dajan town east of the city while they were en route work. In addition to the arrests, Israeli soldiers raided Ras al-Ain and al-Basha neighborhoods in Nablus, searched a number of houses, and confiscated recordings of surveillance cameras of many shops in al-Masaken al-Sha'biya neighborhood.

On a daily basis, Israeli forces launch arrest campaigns against Palestinians. According to the Israeli human rights group, B’tselem, more than 5,881 Palestinians were detained in Israeli prisons, 425 were held in administrative detention by the end of November 2017.