Israeli forces arrest 3 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli troops arrest a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank (file photo).

Israeli troops arrest a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank (file photo).

Israeli forces have stormed the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem and a nearby refugee camp, arresting at least three Palestinians.

On Sunday, the Israeli forces raided al-Saff neighborhood of the city and arrested 17-year-old Walid al-Hreimi and 20-year-old Jivara al-Jantuli.

On the same day, 21-year-old Ahmad Atallah Mashayikh was arrested after Israeli military vehicles raided Aida refugee camp north of the city.

The Israeli military regularly attacks different areas in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as well as the occupied West Bank to arrest Palestinian activists and civilians mostly without any charges.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a press release earlier this month, saying the Tel Aviv regime perpetrated over 20,000 cases of violations against Palestinians in 2013.

The organization also said Israeli troops killed over 55 Palestinians, arrested or detained more than 4,530 others, and erected some 5,200 flying checkpoints throughout the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds.

On January 8, 2014, Israeli troops shot and wounded 15 Palestinian men in the occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian medical sources, the incident took place after the Israeli forces invaded the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

On January 4, 2014, a Palestinian youth, identified as Adnan Abu Khater, succumbed to his wounds a day after Israeli forces shot him in the leg in the Jabalia city, located four kilometers north of Gaza City.

On January 2, 2014, Israeli forces raided several Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, arresting two people.

Reports said Israeli forces had caused extensive damage to Palestinian properties during the attacks.

On November 15, last year, four Palestinian children, aged five to nine, were handcuffed and detained by Israeli forces for more than an hour. The Israeli soldiers arrested the children during a protest rally in Kafr Qaddum, a village in the north of the occupied West Bank.

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