Occupation forces detain 17 Palestinians in West Bank


Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 17 Palestinians, including a father and son, last night and today during raids into several communities in the north, center and south of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. In Salfit province, in the center of the West Bank, an Israeli army force raided the village of Iskaka and arrested three Palestinians, including a father, Naeem Harb, 55, and his son, Feras, 25, after raiding and searching their homes. The three are said to be close relatives to slain Ali Harb, a young Palestinian who was stabbed to death last week by an extremist Israeli settler near the village. Meantime, Israeli occupation army and undercover forces stormed Nour Shams refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, and arrested three Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes. During the raid, Israeli soldiers mounted the rooftop of several homes and blocked the main road in the camp to the Palestinian traffic. In Nablus province, an Israeli army force broke into the village of Qaryut and arrested six Palestinians after raiding and searching their homes. In the southern West Bank province of Hebron, forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar and arrested two young Palestinians, while in the district of Bethlehem, at least one Palestinian was reportedly arrested in the village of Al-Khader. In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested Ahmad Al-Ghoul, a prominent Fatah activist, and a female activist identified as Suad Abu Rmuz. Almost on a daily basis, Israeli occupation forces carry out raids targeting populated Palestinian communities for arrests or searches. The practice, mostly carried out at nighttime, has become an annoying daily experience under Israeli apartheid regime.