The Israeli army has arrested 38 Palestinians throughout the West Bank, including a deputy in the Palestinian Legislative Council of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Palestinian sources said on Monday.
The sources told Xinhua that the Israeli forces launched a campaign of arrests focused in the cities of Tulkarem, Nablus and Salfit, villages and suburbs east of Jerusalem, pointing out that among the detainees prisoners released.
The sources said that the army forces arrested MP Nasser Abdel-Jawad after storming his house in the town of (Deir Balout) district of Tulkarm.
The arrest of Abdel-Jawad raises the number of rational Palestinian deputies in Israel to 15, 13 of them from Hamas, one from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) and the other from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
For its part, the newspaper (Yediot Aharonot) said that the Israeli army arrested Palestinians in the West Bank on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities and riots against the security forces, noting that a soldier of the army was slightly injured during clashes with Palestinians during operations Arrest.
The Israeli army carries out almost daily arrests and raids in the West Bank as part of the hunt for Palestinians it calls “wanted”, while Palestinians say it often touches civilians.
Eyewitnesses told Xinhua that Israeli forces had moved into Khan Younis east of the Gaza Strip and carried out sweeps and razing areas of agricultural land.
Israeli forces usually carry out almost daily incursions into agricultural land adjacent to the separation fence with Israel, during which they are razed and combed.