IDF raids in the West Bank continue unabated!


The concluding line of this article says it all: “Israel has reserved the right to carry out its own operations against militants in the West Bank.”

The fact that Israel ‘reserves the right’ for the IDF to go in and out of Palestinian towns and villages, playing the role of policeman, makes a mockery of the Palestinian Authority’s ‘control’ of the West Bank.

The sad irony is that while Mahmoud Abbas has achieved nothing for his people by trying to work with the Israeli authorities, Hamas seems to have made huge strides forward through their militancy! God knows this does not auger well for the future.

Father Dave


Israeli forces continue raids in Palestine

Israeli forces raided the West Bank city of Jenin in search of a suspected Palestinian militant today, setting off clashes with residents who threw rocks and petrol bombs at them, an Israeli security source said.

It was the second time this week that Israeli forces had entered the Jenin area to detain suspects.

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers disguised as Palestinians raided the village of Tamoun, arresting a member of the Islamic Jihad group. Several dozen Palestinians were injured in ensuing clashes, medical officials said.

In today’s incident, the soldiers clashed with some 500 Palestinians, forcing them out of Jenin, the security source said. An elderly Palestinian woman was slightly injured by a dog used by Israeli forces during the operation.

A military source said a Palestinian was arrested in Thursday’s raid – though not the suspect in whose pursuit Israel had launched the operation. The source did not give further details on the detainee.

Jenin is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank under interim peace accords with Israel.

Israel has reserved the right to carry out its own operations against militants in the West Bank.

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