Raids and Detention Campaigns in West Bank and Jerusalem

August 17, 2021

The Israeli occupation forces launched, last night and at dawn today, a detention campaign and raids in separate areas of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, during which confrontations erupted.

In Ramallah, the occupation forces detained three university students, Laith Barmawi, Amr Qassem, and Munther Qassem after raiding and searching the homes of their relatives in the city of Al-Bireh.

The occupation forces also stormed the town of Ras Karkar, Ramallah District, and fired poison gas canisters at the citizens at one of the town's entrances, and set up a checkpoint there.

In Jericho, confrontations erupted between youths and the Israeli occupation forces in the vicinity of Aqabat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho, during which the occupation forces fired rubber bullets and poison gas canisters.

In occupied Jerusalem, the occupation forces stormed the town of Al-Ram, north of Jerusalem.

A group of young men threw Molotov cocktails at an occupation forces' military tower at the entrance of Shu'fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem.

Confrontations also erupted between young men and the occupation forces at the western entrance to Al-Isawiyya village in occupied Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the occupation forces detained the two young men, Adam Obeid and Muhammad Obeid, at the entrance to Al-Isawiya village in occupied Jerusalem.

Separate areas of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem have been witnessing daily incursions and citizens' detention, terrorizing women and children.

The periodic report issued by the Hamas media office in the West Bank recorded that the occupation committed 3,886 violations during the month of July.

The report also documented (115) raids on citizens' homes and (325) incursions into various areas in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, during which the occupation detained (406) citizens, many of whom are women and children.