Israeli forces raid 4 West Bank cities overnight, 2 detained
Published Sunday 22/12/2013 (updated) 23/12/2013 13:50
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided four areas across the northern West Bank on Sunday morning, including the cities of Hebron, Nablus, and Yabad as well as the village of Araqa west of Jenin.
Israeli forces on Sunday detained two Palestinians from Hebron after raiding their houses and causing extensive property damage, locals said.
The Israeli forces raided the house of Muhanad Nayroukh and searched the house before detaining Nayroukh and taking him to an unknown location.
Forces also detained Musab Talahmeh and took him to unknown location.
In Nablus, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that more than ten military vehicles raided the Balata refugee camp east of the city around 3 a.m., entering from all of the camp's entrances. No arrests were reported.
Palestinian security sources also told Ma'an that dozens of Israeli forces had raided the village of Yabad near Jenin.
Sources also confirmed that special Israeli forces had raided the village of Araqa south of Jenin Sunday morning with three vehicles. No arrests were reported there either.
An Israeli spokeswoman told Ma'an that one person was detained in Hebron overnight for "suspicious involvement in illegal activities," but could not confirm the other detention or raids.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.