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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Israeli army invades multiple towns in the West Bank, resulting in one arrest

IMEMC- The Israeli military placed two flying checkpoints in Beit Sahour Wednesday morning. The raids did not result in any major incident. In Hebron, however, one Palestinian civilian was abducted after the town was invaded, according to PNN and Maan news agencies.

On Wendsday morning four Palestininan towns: Beit Sahour, Hebron, Jenin and Nablus were invaded by the Israeli military. In Beit Sahour two flying checkpoints were setup, stopping cars and checking IDs. Three armed Israeli military vehicles surrounded Al-Qudes Open University, but left with our making any arrests. Israeli military forces prevented a Palestinian journalist from taking photographs during the raid.

Israeli forces executed similar military operations in Hebron, searching homes and abducting one civilian. Israeli military forces also preformed several paratrooper drills near Doura. Further north, they invaded Nablus and Jenin; however, there were no arrests reported in those areas.

An Israeli military spokesman described Wednesday's military actions as “routine”.

Civil and security control of Beit Sahour and Nablus was granted to Palestinian forces in 2009.