4 Palestinians injured by live ammunition during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in Yatta village, south of Hebron (French)

A Palestinian youth was killed and others were injured by the Israeli occupation army's bullets in areas of the West Bank, while the occupying forces continue to raid and storm homes and arrest dozens.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of a Palestinian youth from his critical injuries by live ammunition, fired by the Israeli occupation army, at the entrance to Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron in the West Bank.

The Israeli occupation forces, positioned at the entrance to the camp, fired heavily at the young man, Mohammed Hussein Ismail Masalmeh, inside his vehicle at the entrance to the camp, leaving him bleeding, claiming that he had run over and injured two Israeli soldiers. This brings the number of martyrs in the West Bank to 317 since the seventh of last October.

Four other youths were injured by live ammunition during clashes that erupted after the Israeli occupation forces stormed Yatta town, south of Hebron.

The Israeli occupying forces arrested 14 Palestinians from Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, during a campaign of raids before withdrawing and releasing a number of them at a later date.

Israeli forces on foot stormed several homes in the camp, beat some of their residents, confiscated several vehicles, and arrested what they described as wanted persons.

#عاجل | Press sources: Two Zionist soldiers were injured in a vehicular attack at the entrance to Al-Fawwar in occupied Hebron pic.twitter.com/YWkJksdH3E

— Shehab News Agency (@ShehabAgency) December 30, 2023

Demolition of martyrs' homes

The Israeli occupation forces were also notified of the demolition of the homes of the families of 3 martyrs who were killed by Israeli gunfire at the tunnel checkpoint west of Beit Jala city, in Bethlehem governorate, last month.

According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces raided the homes of the families of the three martyrs, Abdul Qader Al-Qawasmi, Nasrallah Al-Qawasmi and Hassan Qafisha, and smashed their doors, and informed the families of the demolition in the coming days.

It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation forces took measurements of the three houses on the same day of their death, in preparation for their demolition.

In Nablus, Israeli occupying forces beat a young man during a raid into a village and arrested another from Beita town.

Ahmad Jibril, director of the Ambulance and Emergency Center in Nablus, reported that a 24-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after being beaten by the Israeli occupation forces.

Local sources indicated that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the young man Jihad Ayman Dweikat, after they raided the house of his relatives in the town of Beita in the south, and searched it.

They had raided the villages of Rujeeb and Salem, raided several houses and tampered with their contents.

Israeli forces plan to demolish the homes of the families of 3 martyrs (Al Jazeera)

Continued Arrests

Meanwhile, the Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Detainees Affairs (official) and the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (non-governmental), said on Saturday that the number of detainees in the West Bank rose to 4860,14 since the seventh of last October, after the Israeli army arrested <> Palestinians during the hours of Friday evening and until this morning.

The statement stated that the recent arrests were concentrated in Al-Jalazun camp in Ramallah, where the occupation maintained the arrest of 7 citizens, after a field investigation process with a group of them, while the rest of the arrests were distributed in the governorates of Nablus (north) and Hebron (south).

According to the Commission and the club, the Israeli occupation forces continue to carry out large-scale raids and abuse during arrest campaigns, severe beatings, threats against detainees and their families, in addition to extensive vandalism and destruction of citizens' homes, and confiscation of vehicles.

They explained that the data related to the arrests include those who were kept detained by the occupation, or those who were later released.

As of November 30, the number of prisoners in prisons was estimated at 7800,2870, including <>,<> administrative detainees.

Administrative detention is an Israeli military-ordered detention order for alleged security threats, without charge, and extends to six months, which can be extended.

Since the seventh of last October, the Israeli army has intensified its raids and incursions into villages and towns in the West Bank and Jerusalem, in conjunction with a devastating and ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.

Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies