Israeli soldiers launched a large-scale arrest campaign in the West Bank, while intensifying its arbitrary measures around the city of Ramallah and continuing the isolation of northern Jordan Valley for the fourth consecutive week.
IPC correspondent said that Israeli forces stormed the city of Nablus and arrested three citizens, after a large-scale house search campaign. The arrested citizens were taken to an undisclosed location.
Meanwhile, security sources said Israeli forces stormed earlier on Saturday morning the town of Jeet, east of Qalqilya province, and arrested three citizens after searching a number of houses, and installing a number of military roadblocks on the roads connecting Qalqilia City and its eastern villages.
In Hebron province, Israeli troops arrested a citizen from the Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron City, and another resident of Bethlehem who was arrested at the Halhoul Bridge, north of the city.
In Jenin province, the WAFA news agency reported that Israeli forces beefed up their military presence at Salem military camp, by moving in a number of tanks and military vehicles, and setting up several roadblocks and checkpoints at the entrances of several towns and villages.
WAFA added that Israeli forces stormed the towns of Qabatya, Seilet Al Thahr and Deir Abu Daeef, where they opened fire at the citizens, injuring 24-year-old Mustafa Awwad in his hand, and arresting two teens – Samir Abul Rub, 17, and Thaher Kmail, 16.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed around the city of Ramallah intensified their arbitrary measures early this morning, by installing more roadblocks and detaining dozens of citizens arriving at the city for work or study.
Eyewitnesses asserted that Israeli troops set up a roadblock near the illegal Israeli settlement "Ofra", east of Ramallah, and detained dozens of vehicles there, banning them from moving along.
Furthermore, Israeli forces continued their closure of the northern Jordan Valley area for the fourth consecutive week, through closing the military checkpoints of Al Hamra and Tayaseer, which are both established on vital roads leading to the area.
In phone calls, residents of the area pointed out that Israeli soldiers informed them that the areas is still under constant military lockdown, without giving them a reason for it, adding that large numbers of citizens have been waiting from the early morning to cross the checkpoint, but in vain.