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Israeli forces arrest 13 Palestinians during raids in West Bank, al-Quds

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)
The file photo shows Israeli military forces aiming their weapons towards Palestinian protesters during clashes in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (By AFP)

Israeli forces have rounded up 13 Palestinians during large-scale raids in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds, as the Tel Aviv regime continues its campaign of abuse and arrest against Palestinians.

Palestinian media, citing local sources, reported that Israeli troops launched an arrest campaign with raids and attacks in various parts of the occupied territories overnight and at dawn on Wednesday.

Montaser Samour, director of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC) in Jenin, said the regime’s forces raided the Jenin camp located in the north of the West Bank early on Wednesday, arresting three Palestinian youths, including two ex-prisoners, al-Araby al-Jadeed website reported.  

In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians after breaking into several local homes. Two more arrests were made in the city of Bethlehem, while three Palestinians were rounded up in Ramallah, including two ex-prisoners. Another ex-prisoner was also taken into custody in al-Bireh.

Two other Palestinians were also arrested in Jenin, but were released later.

The latest arrests took place as clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian resistance forces in the flashpoint Jenin refugee camp after Israeli forces stormed several Palestinians houses.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered suffocation due to inhaling tear gas during the conflict.

Israeli soldiers brought approximately 70 army vehicles and a bulldozer with them to the camp, pan-Arab news website Arabi 21 said. Israeli snipers set up on the roofs of local Palestinians' homes as the military, which also employed sound grenades, denied ambulances access.

The Israeli regime’s military has stepped up its deadly raids on the local population in and around the flashpoint West Bank town of Jenin.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the year during attacks by Israeli forces in that area. This has turned Jenin into a focal point of Palestinians’ protests in favor of their cause of liberation from Israeli occupation and aggression.

Meanwhile, several Palestinians have suffered suffocation as a result of inhaling tear gas used by Israeli forces in al-Arub camp on the outskirts of the West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Dozens of Israeli settlers also attacked the al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in al-Quds.

In recent weeks, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.

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