Clashes in West Bank, Occupation Forces Arrest 15 Palestinians as Settlers Stormed Aqsa Compound

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  • Clashes in the occupied city of Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces and settlers - (JPost)

RAMALLAH —AlGhad— Israeli occupation troops on Wednesday detained dozens of Palestinians in various West Bank cities under various pretexts, Palestinian sources confirmed, as clashes broke out in the city of Qalqilya and settlers broke into the Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

A number of the Palestinian students suffered suffocation due to inhaling the tear gas used by Israeli occupation forces to disperse the resisting protests.

A statement by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that occupation troops also arrested an unknown number of Palestinians in the city after storming their homes.

Occupation forces also stormed the cities of Hebron, Nablus, Salfit, Tubas, Bethlehem and Jenin, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, and arrested 15 Palestinians.

In Jerusalem, groups of Israeli extremist stormed the Aqsa Mosque compound (Haram Al Sharif) under heavy protection, and were confronted by Palestinians.

General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Khatib, told Petra that today's raid was carried out in groups, entering via the Magharebah Gate.

The settlers provocatively toured the compound in an attempt to perform Talmudic rites, Khatib added.

So far, no reported arrests made during or in the aftermath of the settlers’ intrusion, which is becoming sort of a provocative habit.

All across the West Bank, occupation authorities launch arrest campaigns on a daily basis against dozens of Palestinians in various cities and villages.

Many end up in detention for days before news of their whereabouts are publicised.

In many instances, some are detained illegally for extensive periods of time.

The occupation authority makes no distinction between children and adults, men and women, youth and elderly.

(Petra)

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