Israelis nab 9 Palestinians in WB
The Israeli army has arrested nine Palestinians during an operation that took place in various parts of the West Bank according to various Israeli and Palestinian sources.
The operation was carried out on Thursday morning during the dawn hours, the sources said.
The military announced that the detained men were arrested during home raids in the cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Jenin. The army claims that the nine individuals belong to its wanted list, International Middle East Media Center reported.
On Wednesday, the Israeli troops abducted thirteen Palestinian civilians during predawn military incursions targeting the southern West Bank villages.
The nine men were detained as troops searched and ransacked residents’ homes at the town of Sa’eer near al-Khalil (Hebron). The army gave no reason for the attack on Sa’eer.
Five more Palestinian civilians were also detained by Israelis on Monday at dawn and Sunday night during military incursions targeting West Bank communities.
Carrying out intrusive and terrorizing operations overnight, to arrest and kidnap Palestinians, has become a norm in the Israeli army, defying a security agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
More than 11,500 Palestinians, including many women and children are imprisoned by Israel, suffering under harsh conditions in detention centers.