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Tel Aviv regime ramps up aggression against Palestinians

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A Palestinian woman tries to prevent the arrest of a Palestinian man by Israeli soldiers in the southern occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on September 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli military continues with its campaign of aggression and intimidation across the occupied Palestinian territories, unleashing a new wave of attacks, arrests and home demolitions.

In the latest developments on Monday, military forces arrested at least 19 Palestinians in separate raids across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem al-Quds.

Israeli forces raided the northern West Bank city of Jenin and arrested six people, including a member of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. A young man was also detained in the central city of Bethlehem, located about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem al-Quds, Arabic-language Safa news agency reported.

In Nablus, Israeli troops arrested a young man, identified as Marcel Salhi, after storming his house in Ein Beit el Ma refugee camp. Skirmishes broke out between local residents and Israeli soldiers in the aftermath of the raid, with the latter firing stun grenades as well as tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Israeli forces also arrested several citizens in al-Issawiya neighborhood of al-Quds, as well as the towns of al-Ramm and Abu Dis.

In the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), located 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem al-Quds, Israeli soldiers closed two workshops, claiming that they were being used to make weapons.

Palestinians inspect the rubble of the home of Mohammed Abed Almajid el-Amaira, accused of shooting dead a rabbi, after the building was destroyed by the Israeli military in the West Bank village of Dura on August 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Also on Monday, Israeli military forces razed a Palestinian house in Bethlehem and arrested a 22-year-old man, identified as Ahmed Bassam al-Sheikh.

Separately, illegal settlers set fire to a Palestinian house under construction in the northern West Bank village of Burin, situated 7 kilometers southwest of Nablus.

The occupied territories have witnessed increased tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

Nearly 250 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October.

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