Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes near Jericho during Raids in West Bank

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes near Jericho during Raids in West Bank

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli forces demolished three Palestinian homes near Jericho and conducted multiple raids and arrests in the occupied West Bank, according to reports from the Wafa news agency.

Footage posted on Palestinian social media channels, verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad fact-checking agency, shows several Israeli bulldozers smashing the homes as Israeli troops look on.

Israeli authorities have also issued notices regarding the upcoming demolition of two additional homes in the Jericho area, according to Wafa.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Israeli forces demolished 565 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank between January 1 and June 10, displacing 1,034 people.

The news agency also reported that Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinians in the town of ar-Ram in the occupied West Bank, wounding at least six people.

The attacks took place near the separation wall, it said.

Wafa also reported Israeli raids in the Ein el-Sultan camp in Jericho, in the towns of Anabta and Kafr al-Labad near Tulkarem, and in the town of Tuqu near Bethlehem.

Citing local sources, the agency said the raids triggered clashes in Tuqu, with Israeli forces using rubber-coated bullets and tear gas, wounding dozens of Palestinians.

Israel’s military has carried out familiar raids in the occupied West Bank, storming homes and making arrests, according to the Wafa news agency.

During the raids, Israeli forces arrested eight people, including three minors, from Hebron (al-Khalil) governorate, one man from Qalqilya city, and one man from Nablus city.

One of the minors arrested, 14-year-old Uday Raed Awad, was subjected to “abuse and severe beating by soldiers,” according to Wafa.

Israeli forces have rounded up 20 people in the occupied West Bank since last night, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society.

Most arrests were made in Hebron governorate, while some people were arrested in the governorates of Ramallah, Qalqilya, Jericho, and Tubas, the group said.

During the arrests, Israeli forces assaulted detainees, threatened their relatives, and damaged their homes, it added.

The latest arrests bring Israel’s total number of West Bank detentions since October 7 to 9,345.

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