The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched a campaign of raids and arrests in various West Bank areas at night Tuesday and at dawn Wednesday.
In Bethlehem, IOF arrested on Wednesday five citizens from different areas after they raided and searched the homes of their relatives.
According to local sources, IOF arrested Murad Jihad Taqatqa from Umm Salamuna village, and Mu’taz al-Sheikh, and Muhannad al-Sheikh from Marah Rabah village after they broke into and searched their family homes.
The sources added that IOF soldiers stormed the Abu Freiha valley in Beit Sahour city east of Bethlehem, and raided and searched homes of citizens, and arrested two citizens.
The Prisoners Society stated that IOF stormed Silat al-Dhahr in Jenin and arrested Asaad Amin Hantoli, the mayor, and Fahd Zaarour, a released prisoner, after they broke into their houses, searched them and tampered with their contents.
An Israeli special force raided at night on Tuesday a petrol station in Burqin town, west of Jenin, and kidnapped the young man, Muhammad Matahen, from Jenin refugee camp after beating him.
In Nablus, IOF arrested a young man, Muhammad Judeh, from Iraq Al-Tayeh east of the city, after they stormed the eastern area of Beit Furik checkpoint.
IOF troops also tightened their measures on the roads outside the towns of Burin, Madama and Asirah al-Qibliya to the south of Nablus.