Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Tulkarem, broke into dozens of homes and arrested twenty residents, including two residents from the nearby village of Kafer Jamal. Eighteen residents were arrested and few others were injured in separate invasions in Nablus, Jenin, Hebron and Bethlehem.A local source in Tulkarem reported on Wednesday that soldiers supported by six armored vehicles and a troop carrier invaded Tulkarem and initiated house-to-house searches.
Soldiers used military dogs while searching houses in the eastern neighborhood of Tulkarem, and fired concussion grenades at a number of homes; damage to the houses was reported, no injuries.
Ten of the arrestees were identified as Amjad Abu Salah, 35, Mustafa Odah, 28, Montaser Abu Jeeb, 30, Ammar Manna’, 33, Miflih Al Ghoul, 26, Nidal Al Jayyousy, 40, Ashraf Hijazi, 26, Mo’taz Al Qareed, 26, Mahdi Al Mabrook, 30, and Amjad Abu Safaqa, 18.
Army claims that the arrestees are members of Fateh, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movements.
Two residents were arrested in an invasion carried by the army in Kafer Jamal village, south of the West Bank city of Tulkarem.
Also on Wednesday, soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Hebron and and arrested seven residents.
Six other residents were arrested in separate invasions carried out by the army in Balata and Askar refugee camps, in the West Bank city of Nablus.
In Qabatia town, near the West Bank city of Jenin, soldiers shot and seriously injured one resident, and arrested a 38-year old woman .
On Tuesday, troops invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem and shot and injured resident Hazim Al Ajala, 27, from Gaza city. Al Ajala is a member of the Palestinian security forces in Bethlehem.
A Palestinian security source in the city reported that under-cover units of the Israeli army invaded Bethlehem and fired at Al Ajala after chasing him; soldiers transferred Al Ajala to Haddassah hospital in Jerusalem.
The under-cover units also arrested two other residents in the city and took them to an unknown destination.