A state of horror overwhelmed al-Khalil inhabitants as over 300 Israeli soldiers carried out intensive military drills and searches in the area. An Israeli army troops also rolled into Jenin’s western town of Sila al-Harithiya, in the northern occupied West Bank, and summoned the ex-prisoner Muhammad Abu al-Kheir, 30, to questioning after they rummaged into his family home. The assault culminated in the abduction of seven Palestinian youths from Occupied Jerusalem, including 16-year-old Abdul Aziz Khaled Damdoum
The campaign also targeted a number of Palestinian youngsters in the occupied West Bank provinces of Nablus, Salfit, al-Khalil, and Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, clashes broke out overnight in Sebastiya, where a military checkpoint was pitched by the IOF on a road connecting Madama and Asira al-Qibliya towns. At the same time, the occupation troops wreaked havoc on dozens of Palestinian family homes and commercial shops in the southern occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, triggering panic among women and children. A PIC journalist said the IOF smashed windows and blew up entrance gates before they aggressively attacked the native inhabitants and shopkeepers.
The Israeli army troops further stormed the Rashed al-Maktoum Charity in Wadi al-Hiryeh and cracked down on its staff members. Israeli military maneuvers have also been detected across residential neighborhoods in al-Khalil for the second consecutive day.