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Terrorist israeli forces arrest 11 Palestinians in West Bank

3 January 2016 11:38



Israeli forces have nabbed nearly a dozen Palestinians in several areas across the occupied West Bank.

The 11 arrests were made on Sunday morning in a number of locations including the village of Marah Rabah and the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), according to Palestinian media.

Meanwhile, the Gaza-based al-Aqsa TV reported that Israeli settlers, guarded by the military, broke into the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

A young Palestinian man sustained injuries when he was hit in the face by a rubber-coated bullet when the Israeli forces raided the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Lebanon’s Alhadathnews website reported.

The report added that 10 Israeli military vehicles stormed Bethlehem’s Dheisheh Refugee Camp, where explosions were also heard.

Al-Aqsa TV further stated that the Israeli forces fired tear gas at people in the camp, adding, however, that the soldiers later withdrew due to resistance by the camp’s residents.

An unidentified Palestinian security source said clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the Israeli forces on the major highway between al-Quds and al-Khalil near the Russian center of culture and science.

Israeli soldiers used rubber-coated bullets, tear gas and sound bombs during the confrontation, leaving a young Palestinian man moderately wounded, the source added.

More than 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis in the recent wave of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces since the start of October 2015.

Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of al-Aqsa. They are also angry with Israeli extremists who, escorted by the military, have stepped up raids on the sensitive site, which is Islam’s third holiest after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

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