The occupation intensifies its campaign of arrests and raids in the West Bank in parallel with its ongoing aggression against Gaza (Al Jazeera)

The Palestinian Prisoners' Club said that the Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 15 Palestinians from yesterday evening to Tuesday morning in the West Bank, bringing the total number of detainees to about 7,270 since last October 7.

The Prisoners' Club explained that the occupation forces arrested a girl last night during her return from Jordan, in addition to children and former prisoners, stressing that these arrests were distributed in the governorates of Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, and Jericho, in addition to Tubas, which witnessed a massive raid by the occupation forces during which 3 Palestinians were martyred. Two of them are former prisoners.

The Prisoner's Club stated - in a statement - that the total number of arrests since the seventh of last October "includes those who were arrested from homes and through military checkpoints, those who were forced to surrender themselves under pressure, and those who were held hostage."

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The club confirmed that the occupation forces continue to launch widespread harassment operations, severe beatings, and threats against detainees and their families, in addition to sabotage and destruction of citizens’ homes, premeditated killing, and confiscation of vehicles and funds, according to its statement.

Escalation and restrictions

Since the start of the war on Gaza on October 7, the occupation has escalated its campaign in the West Bank through raids and arrests, interspersed with confrontations with young Palestinians during attempts to confront some of these raids, which it claims are to pursue those it describes as wanted persons, which increases tension there, amid... There is a possibility that the situation will explode further in the West Bank and Jerusalem, especially with the occupation’s intention to place restrictions on the entry of worshipers to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the upcoming month of Ramadan.

This is accompanied by what Israeli Army Radio reported from the security establishment that the possibility of a deterioration of the security situation in the West Bank is very high, and “if it happens, it will be difficult to stop it,” noting that the army and the Shin Bet are demanding renewed discussion regarding these restrictions imposed on entering Al-Aqsa during Ramadan, “in an attempt To change the opinion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had previously confirmed that Israel would place restrictions on prayer at Al-Aqsa during Ramadan, “according to security conditions.”

Source: Al Jazeera + social networking sites