Islamic Jihad Movement official in Jenin, Mahmoud Al Sa’adi, said that Israeli forces launched a wide arrest campaign on Friday against resistance fighters in several areas of the Jenin District.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces arrested 12 residents on Friday morning in the villages of Burqin and Arabah. Israeli forces also invaded
Al Aqsa Martyrs brigade, the armed wing of the Fatah party, and Al-Quds Brigade clashed with the invading troops.
Security sources also reported that Israeli forces surrounded the northern entrance of the village and demanded through mega-phones that all resistance members where rounded up in a school that is under construction, to surrender.
Eyewitnesses report that Israeli soldiers broke into the school and began searching the building using military dogs. Other soldiers broke into homes and took a Palestinian as a “human shields” while searching the town.
Some fighters turned themselves in fearing that they will be killed have they failed to do so.
Both security and local sources reported that Israeli soldiers arrested at least six including 26-year-old Ahmed Mansour, 25-year-old Hilal Atik and 31-year-old Omar Majid Atik.
Israeli soldiers forced 35-year-old Monther Saleh to undress as he was passing near the greenhouse then arrested him, eyewitnesses reported.
IN arraba village, Israeli forces arrested 25-year-old Nasser Abu Aziza, 22-year-old Abdullah Abu Aziza, 17-year-old Daoud Abu Ebeid. Eyewitnesses said they were blind-folded and handcuffed.
The army left area around 8:00 in the morning leaving the residents in fear and shock as most of them were forced at gunpoint to gather in the center of the village while troops searched their homes.