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The Israeli army invaded several cities in the West Bank kidnapping 14 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned

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The Israeli army continued on Wednesday targeting charitable institutions in the West Bank city of Nablus, as it attacked the city at dawn and kidnapped 8 civilians. Moreover it invaded the city mall and ransacked the office of the Solidarity Institution for Human Rights. The troops confiscated a number of computers and files of the Palestinian detainees.

For the second day the Israeli army invaded on Wednesday Al Fara’ refugee camp in the southern West Bank city of Tubas with over 20 military vehicles kidnapping at least five civilians. The Israeli troops shot sound bombs and gun fire causing the injury of a number of civilians who were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Eye witnesses added the Israeli army banned the ambulances from getting in the city to treat the injured civilians. The Israeli army also ransacked dozens of houses in the city shooting gun fire and sound bombs randomly in the area.

Continuing our coverage of West Bank developments, the Israeli army invaded the Jalqus village east of the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday at dawn and kidnapped a civilian taking him to an unknown detention camp, local sources reported that the Israeli army ransacked several homes and farmers’ lands in the area.

Also the Israeli army attacked both the central West Bank city of Ramallah and Tulkarem in the early hours of Wednesday morning attacking several homes and walking around the neighborhood with their military vehicles. No kidnaps were reported.



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