Israeli raids continue on West Bank

Israeli forces detained six Palestinians and stormed one village across the West Bank before daybreak Nov. 14. Israeli sources said that the troops arrested six “wanted” Palestinians from al-Ubeidieh in the Bethlehem governorate, from Hizma and Abu Dis in the central region and the village of Beit Ur near Ramallah. The village of Tuqu south of Bethlehem was also raided, with no detentions reported. The detainees were taken to an unknown location for questioning. (Ma’an News Agency, Nov. 14)

The previous day, the Israeli army invaded the village of Madama south of the city of Nablus and ordered the residents to stay inside their homes that evening. A member of the village council, Hasan Ziyadah told Palestine’s independent Ma’an News Agency that “ten Israeli military jeeps invaded the villages and started to search, combing the bypass road that leads to the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Yizhar.” (Ma’an News Agency, Nov. 13)

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