Occupation forces stormed Aqabat Jabr camp in Jericho in the West Bank earlier (social networking sites)

The Israeli occupation forces continued their raids on Monday in the occupied West Bank, including villages and areas in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, during which they demolished homes and arrested a number of Palestinians.

Today at dawn, the occupation forces stormed the village of Kharbatha Al-Misbah, west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. The occupation soldiers raided a number of homes in the village, carried out searches, damaged one of those homes, tied up one of its young residents, and confiscated his personal phone and computer. According to what was reported by Al Jazeera’s correspondent.

The young man's father reported that his son suffered bruises as a result of the assault on him, while he is still receiving treatment for injuries he suffered from being run over by a settler near the village months ago.

The Israeli occupation forces also withdrew from the city of Ramallah (central West Bank) following their storming of the Al-Masayef neighborhood, and raided a number of Palestinian citizens’ homes. During the withdrawal process, confrontations broke out between the occupation forces and Palestinian youths who threw stones at the vehicles that stormed their neighborhoods.

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Breaking into Dora again

The Israeli occupation forces also stormed the city of Dura, south of Hebron, and clashed with Palestinian youths. These forces fired stun grenades and tear gas, conducted patrols in the city, set up barriers, and arrested a number of Palestinians, in the second storming of the city of Dura in less than 5 hours.

The occupation forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, reinforced with a number of military vehicles and accompanied by a bulldozer.

The forces raided the Al-Dhahr area, searched homes and a number of shops, and confiscated surveillance camera recordings.

In Bethlehem, the occupation forces - accompanied by a military bulldozer - demolished 3 houses in the village of Al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem in the West Bank. It began demolishing the three houses, which house 16 individuals and are owned by Palestinian citizens, under the pretext of building without a permit, in addition to handing over to a number of homeowners in the village orders to demolish their homes.

The Israeli occupation forces also began building a cement wall along a settlement street that passes next to the village of Husan, west of Bethlehem.

The commander of the occupation army in the Husan and Nahalin area said that he had responded to an old request from the municipality of the Beitar settlement, and agreed this week to build a new concrete security wall along Road 375 adjacent to the village of Husan, announcing that he would work to establish a buffer zone between the Beitar settlement and the town of Nahalin.

The new wall annihilates thousands of dunams of village residents’ land, separating vast areas from each other west of Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, the occupation forces stormed the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank, conducted their patrols accompanied by military vehicles, and raided several neighborhoods there. They also stormed the villages of Hajjah and Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, and raided neighborhoods in search of those they described as wanted persons.

This was accompanied by the withdrawal of the occupation forces and their vehicles from the town of Qabatiya, south of the city of Jenin in the West Bank, after an incursion that lasted more than 5 hours.

The occupation forces raided dozens of homes, arrested about 40 Palestinians and interrogated them on the ground before releasing 30 of them later and keeping 10 young men whom they described as wanted.

The occupation vehicles also bulldozed several streets and infrastructure there, and destroyed a number of vehicles. The Coptic battalion published pictures showing it targeting a military vehicle and detonating a homemade improvised explosive device in one of the military patrols.

This comes after the Israeli occupation forces arrested - last night and Monday morning - 25 Palestinians, including former prisoners, in occupied Jerusalem and other areas of the West Bank.

The Prisoners' Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners' Club reported, in a joint statement, that the arrests were concentrated in the governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus, Jericho, and Jerusalem, bringing the number of detainees since October 7 to 7,100.

Since the outbreak of its aggression against the Gaza Strip on October 7, the Israeli army has intensified its military operations in the West Bank, and increased the pace of incursions, raids, and arrests.

Source: Al Jazeera + social networking sites