Israel abducts Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces carried out a series of raids in the West Bank the night of Dec. 5. Soliders invaded the village of Beit Sira, near the Green Line west of Ramallah, conducting house-to-house raids and seizing more than 20 Palestinians. (Ma’an News Agency, Dec. 5) Israeli forces also invaded Jenin refugee camp, firing bullets and sound grenades, breaking into several houses, and seizing four Palestinians. (Ma’an, Dec. 5) That same night, Fatah-allied Palestinian security forces detained eighteen Hamas supporters in in Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, Salfit, Ramallah, and Hebron. (Ma’an, Dec. 5)

Yet Israeli forces also arrested Jericho resident Hasan Yousif Dabah, claiming he is an operative in a Fatah-affiliated military cell and was planning attacks on the local Israel-controlled bypass road. (Ma’an, Dec. 5)

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