Israel arrests 52 Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Tensions have been piling up in the West Bank since Israel launched a military offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip with the aim of halting rocket attacks.

Israel arrests 52 Palestinians in East Jerusalem

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli police have arrested 52 Palestinians in East Jerusalem for alleged involvement in clashes with Israeli forces, a spokesman said.

"Police arrest 52 Arabs involved in recent riots in East Jerusalem," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

"Suspects threw stones and petrol bombs at police units and officers," he added.

The Israeli Police also prevented all Palestinian, below the age of 30, from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city.

Soldiers also invaded Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Omar al-Hathaleen, 20.

They further invaded Roq’a area, east of Yatta, broke into a home and ransacked it after forcing the family out.

In Hebron city, soldiers kidnapped Farid Najib Zghayyar, 25, Tareq Mohammad al-Qawasmi, and Lu’ay Omran al-‘Oweiwy, after ransacking their homes.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded Safa area, in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, kidnapped a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Radwan Ekhlayyel, 36, and took him to the Gush Etzion military base.

In Bethlehem, soldiers invaded Husan town, west of the city, and kidnapped four teenagers from their homes.

Local sources said the soldiers invaded the eastern area of the town, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped Haidar Eyad Hamamra, 17, Mohammad Hasan Hamamra, 16, Firas Ibrahim Hamamra, 16, and Baker Ahmad Shousha, 16.

In addition, dozens of soldiers invaded Qabatia town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes and detained two Palestinians, identified as Osama Mahmoud Kamil, 27, and Ahmad Khaled Kamil, 26.

The soldiers also interrogated several families after forcing them out of their homes, and searched their property, causing excessive damage.

Several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army invaded the Abu Da’if village, east of Jenin, and clashed with local youths.

Tensions have been piling up in the West Bank since Israel launched a military offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip with the aim of halting rocket attacks.

At least 1951 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 10,000 others injured in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip since July 7.

During the same period, at least 64 Israeli soldiers have been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters in the strip and three civilians by rocket fire, according to Israeli figures.

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