Israel’s soldiers arrest 18 Palestinians while its settlers clear Palestinians’ farmland

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- The Israeli occupation army carried out Tuesday search and raid campaign in different areas throughout the occupied West bank, arresting 18 Palestinians. Meanwhile, groups of Israeli settlers attacked properties and farmlands owned by Palestinians in Bethlehem.

The Israeli army said in a statement that it arrested 18 Palestinians for “participating in popular resistance activities”.

Raids and arrests targeted most cities of the occupied West Bank, including Tulkarem, Ramallah, Qalqilya, and occupied Hebron.

Israeli soldiers used barbaric ways to break into Palestinians’ houses, including breaking doors and windows and damaging furniture in addition to theft. Several civilians were as well suffocated when Israeli forces showered houses in Azouneh village in Qalqilya with tear gas.

At the same time, groups of Israeli extremists attacked properties and farmlands owned by Palestinians in Beit Jala in western Bethlehem.

Settlers accompanied by bulldozers raided Makhrour area in western Beit Jala and cleared 4 donums of farmlands owned by Saba Iskandar in order to build settlement caravans.

The targeted farmland is near a restaurant and a house, which were demolished last week by Israeli authorities, which clearly signals intentions to build a new illegal settlement outpost.

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