Israeli Forces Arrest Seven Palestinians in West Bank
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli forces have arrested at least seven Palestinians during new raids in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli forces stormed the town of Qabatiyah, south of the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank and raided several homes.
Eyewitnesses said the Israeli soldiers claimed that the Palestinians were “wanted,” but it was not clear what for, Press TV reported on Monday.
Three young Palestinians were arrested during the raid in Qabatiyah and taken into custody at an unknown site.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli forces stormed the town of Awarta and arrested two other Palestinians.
The Israeli troops also arrested two people in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, 14 young Palestinian men were arrested on Sunday afternoon as clashes erupted in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Clashes erupted as Israeli settlers insulted a Palestinian in the al-Qarmi neighborhood of the Old City.
Israeli forces later interfered and physically assaulted the Palestinian men with batons and rifle butts. The troops also fired tear gas at the crowd.
Israeli forces later stormed Palestinian houses and arrested 14 people over the incident.
The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the sacred site.
More than 220 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the tensions since the beginning of last October.