Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians in overnight raids
Published Tuesday 20/05/2014 (updated) 21/05/2014 16:46
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces arrested eight Palestinians across the West Bank in overnight raids, security sources and an Israeli army spokesman said.
More than 45 Israeli military vehicles raided Jenin refugee camp early Tuesday and soldiers detained a man affiliated to the Islamic Jihad movement, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an.
Troops fired tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinians before detaining Qays al-Saadi, the sources said.
Additionally, Israeli forces fired tear gas in the vicinity of Jenin public hospital. Several patients and staff members suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.
Separately, Israeli forces detained 20-year-old Muntasir Qirqish in Nablus, security sources said.
Israeli troops also stormed the village of Burqa south of Nablus, without making arrests, the sources added.
An Israeli army spokesman said eight Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank overnight -- one in Jenin refugee camp, one in the city of Jenin, one in Beit Ur al-Fauqa, three in al-Jalazun refugee camp, one in Rafat southeast of Qalqiliya, and one in Budrus.
In Jenin refugee camp, the spokesman said soldiers found "improvised hunting rifles," "ammunition," and "improvised explosive devices."