Israeli Occupation Forces weld-shut a Palestinian prisoner’s room in Yatta, southern Hebron Hills, and arrested 20 others from different areas. Local sources said that on Thursday after midnight, IOF broke into the family home of prisoner Younis Zain after surrounding it. Soldiers then weld-shut the prisoner’s room in the house by partially filling it with concrete, under the pretext of participating in plotting the Tel-Aviv shooting in which four Israelis were killed. After that, IOF arrested 20 Palestinians from their homes and on checkpoints and refugee camps around Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem areas.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defied EU criticism over the arrests of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and journalists, saying that Turkey is “no longer subject to orders.” Erdoğan added that the West will “eventually understand that I have come to serve my people, not dominate over them.”