A chain of abrupt sweeps launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) across the West Bank on early Tuesday culminated in random home break-ins and arbitrary abductions of Palestinian civilians.
A PIC news correspondent said the IOF rolled into Jenin’s southern town of Qabatiya at predawn time and came down heavily on Palestinian civilians. The IOF forced the native inhabitants of Qabatiya out of their homes and subjected them to exhaustive questioning. The occupation troops further ravaged commercial shops in the area after they smashed their entrance doors.
Violent clashes burst out in the area shortly after the IOF set fire to the Abu Heshma shops for construction materials. Two Palestinian youngsters were kidnapped by the IOF from their own family homes in the process. Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police unleashed heavy barrages of bullet fire on Palestinians driving near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel, to the north of Salfit province, on allegations of an anti-occupation car-ramming attempt.
The Israeli occupation army and police troops have been scouring Salfit villages in search for the alleged car. Another Israeli army patrol broke into the Arroub refugee camp, to the north of the southern occupied West Bank province of al-Khalil, and kidnapped the two Palestinian youngsters Muhammad Nabeel al-Qeiq and Omar Amjad Hadoush after they rummaged into their family homes.
Tension has also been broiling in Nablus after a flock of three Israeli military squadrons raided Beit Fourik, to the east, and Beita, to the south, at the break of dawn.