On Thursday night a group of Palestinian youth shot live fire and locally made bombs at Palestinian security forces near the al-Faraa refugee camp in the occupied West Bank district of Tubas during a protest against the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s arbitrary detention of Palestinian youth in the refugee camp. While security forces attempted to open the closed street, two locally made bombs were thrown at them, prompting Palestinian forces to open fire in the air before chasing after the youth, security sources said.
Israeli forces raided the home of the head of the Palestinian public prosecutor’s office before dawn on Thursday in the village of Jammain in the occupied West Bank district of Salfit. Ahmad Hannoun said that he was very surprised when Israeli forces cut off the electricity and raided his home at 2 a.m. Hannoun added that he was forced to let the Israeli troops inside his house after they threatened to blow up his front door. Once inside, one of the Israeli soldiers introduced himself as Officer Atta. The Israeli forces left the house without searching it or stating the reason of the raid, causing fear among Hannoun’s family members, including children, the Palestinian official said.
Central Benghazi is calm again after clashes yesterday between Libyan National Army (LNA) forces and militants in the central districts of Sabri and Suq Al-Hout. Clashes also continued in Ganfouda. The LNA used both air and ground attacks to pound the militants’ positions. According to a LNA source, one of the opposition’s commanders was killed in Sabri. He named him as Belgasem Al Shagabi. There has been no independent confirmation of this.
Israeli forces stormed two blacksmith shops during overnight raids across Jenin and Hebron districts.
In the first one troops seized the contents of the workshop and sealed it shut purportedly for being used for manufacturing weapons. Clashes erupted between soldiers and local youths who protested the raid and attempted to block their passage. Soldiers fired stun grenades and live bullets. No injuries were reported. Meanwhile, troops broke into and sealed another blacksmith workshop during a raid into the Hebron-area town of Yatta, purportedly for being used for arms manufacture. The owner of the workshop was detained for interrogation.
Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian youths during a predawn raid in the village of Beit Ummar in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Clashes broke out between local youth and Israeli soldiers after the soldiers removed and stepped on a memorial poster of Ikhlayyil. Israeli forces fired tear gas at local youth, several of whom were treated on the scene. An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.