As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves for his first White House visit with President Donald Trump, a key goal will be curtailing Iran’s financial and military support for allies in the region that have targeted the Jewish state. Top of the list is Hezbollah. Netanyahu will urge the U.S. to drive a wedge between the Lebanese Shiite group and Iran, through harsh sanctions that will make Tehran think twice about extending support, said Israel Katz, intelligence minister and a member of Israel’s Security Cabinet.
Israeli Occupation Forces Monday overnight arrested 13 Palestinians from cities all over the West Bank, in a wide raid and arrest campaign. Israeli military sources claimed that eight of those were allegedly involved in anti-occupation attacks. Raids included areas in Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron, Qalqilia, Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem, where four Jerusalemites, including two ex-prisoners and a minor have been arrested. Several homes were raided and a youth was “brutally attacked and beaten” at the hands of Israeli forces in Hebron.
Israeli forces carry out raid and arrest campaigns throughout occupied West Bank and Jerusalem almost on daily basis.