Israeli soldiers, backed by dozens of armored vehicles and jeeps, invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Tulkarem, and the nearby town of Anabta, and arrested twenty-three residents, Palestine News Network reported.
In Tulkarem, soldiers arrested four residents identified as Mohammad Rashed Al Hamshari, Mahmoud Al Tahel and Jawdat Al Madani, who runs an internet center in the city.
Local sources reported that the arrests were mainly conducted in the eastern neighborhood in Al Moqata’a area, where the army conducted military searches of homes after forcing the residents out.
Also, an undercover unit of the Israeli army, backed by more than twenty armored vehicles, invaded Anabta town, east of Tulkarem, and arrested twenty residents; two residents were injured.
The two residents were injured after the soldiers broke into an Internet Coffee Shop in the city and fired rounds of live ammunition. One of the injured residents was identified as Ehab Abdul-Dayim, 21.
In a separate incident, soldiers posted at a checkpoint at Bal’a village junction, barred Palestinian Red Crescent from transferring the injured residents to Dr Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem.
Soldiers also invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, and searched several homes, no arrests were reported.
Army continued sealing Tulkarem and its surrounding areas, dividing it into four isolated locations; Al-Sha’rawiyah in the north, Al-Kafriyat in the south, the villages and towns of Wadi Al Sha’eer in the east in addition to Tulkarem which is totally isolated from its surroundings.