IOF arrest 100+ in Al-Naqab, re-close Jenin-Nablus road
Israeli occupation forces have arrested more than 100 Palestinians in Al-Naqab, and Palestinian Resistance fighters stand up against IOF attacks in Jabal Sbeih.
Israeli radio Kan reported Sunday that more than 100 Palestinians, including children, have been arrested by the Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the demonstrations in Al-Naqab in protest of bulldozing and seizing lands.
The radio indicated that the occupation court extended the detention period for more than 50 of the detainees, as the rest were released into house detention.
Al-Naqab youths confront IOF
On Saturday, a number of Palestinian youths were injured and others were arrested during raids launched by the occupation forces in Al-Naqab.
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Youths in Al-Naqab continue to confront the Israeli occupation attacks, especially in the villages of Tel Al-Sabaa and Shaqib Al-Salam. Palestinian demonstrators in Tel Al-Sabaa have confronted the occupation forces, using firecrackers and bottles.
A few days ago, Al Mayadeen Online hosted an Instagram live stream with a number of activists from Palestine and the Arab world in a commentary on Al-Naqab's recent events.
Resistance in Beita
Using machine guns, Palestinian Resistance fighters confronted Saturday evening the Israeli occupation forces in Jabal Sbeih in the town of Beita at the "Evyatar" settlement outpost, south of Nablus, prompting the occupation forces to call for backup.
The Israeli forces also launched a campaign of raids in a number of areas in the West Bank, including Beit Lahm, where they arrested five Palestinians, including freed prisoners. Among the detainees were four from the Dheisheh camp.
The occupation forces also arrested a PFLP official from west of Nablus and liberated prisoner Iyad Taqatqa from Beit Fajjar.
Daily confrontations are ongoing in the town of Beita since last June, in protests against the establishment of the new "Evyatar" settlement.
The Palestinian youths have been developing new forms of resistance held on a weekly basis, in addition to the "night confusion" activities.
IOF closes Jenin-Nablus road
On the other hand, the IOF closed the iron gate at the entrance to the town of Naqoura, near the "Shavei Shomron" settlement, northwest of Nablus.
The mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, indicated that the occupation forces closed the gate, which is considered the main outlet for citizens traveling between the governorates of Jenin and Nablus after the residents managed to open it earlier.
Israeli fears from Jenin
In parallel, Israeli media reported that the Israeli occupation authorities fear the escalation of resistance in Jenin.
According to a report published by the Israeli "Yerushalmi Center", Hamas has become a source of threat to the occupation.
The report quoted Israeli security sources as saying that the IOF might eventually find itself forced to carry out a major military operation in Jenin in light of what it described as the Palestinian authority's inability to control the situation.
It is noteworthy that the occupation forces have imposed a siege on citizens in towns and villages northwest of Nablus since mid-December and impeded their movement after a settler was killed near the "Homesh" settlement on the road between Jenin and Nablus.