JENIN, (PIC)-- IOF troops raided a number of towns and villages in the northern West Bank and set up military roadblocks near the southern West Bank cities of Bethlehem and al-Khalil.
Locals reported that IOF troops raided villages to the west of Jenin including Zboba and Rummana, and setup a roadblock on the Haifa-Jenin road resulting in clashes between residents and occupation forces, especially in Zbooba. They also said that IOF troops carried out combing operations and intelligence officers who accompanied the occupation troops interrogated people.
The locals also reported that the IOF troops fired stun grenades and live rounds, to which Palestinian youth responded by hurling stones and empty bottles.
Meanwhile, the IOF arrested on Thursday evening a university student from the village of Shayyokh in al-Khalil district while on his way home and arrested another youth at the Container roadblock to the north of Bethlehem.
Palestinian security sources said that the IOF arrested Anas Ibrahim Halaika(22 years) while he was returning from university to his home in Shayyokh village at a roadblock near the town of Halhoul to the north of al-Khalil. Halaika is and engineering student at the Jerusalem University in Abu Deis.
The sources added that IOF troops also arrested Muath Abu Aker from the Ayeda Refugee Camp in Bethlehem at the Container roadblock.