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Israeli army raids homes in West Bank refugee camp, hundreds detained

Israeli forces on Thursday raided homes in the Nour al-Shams refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarm. The military detained hundreds of people suspected of terrorist activities when the raids ended at noon on the second day, Reuters reported. The Palestinian Red Crescent said it had treated 21 casualties and 17 people injured by beatings and interrogations and one person injured by live fire, the news agency said. Tulkarm, which is one of the main crossing points between the West Bank and Israel, has been repeatedly raided by security forces.

According to residents, Israeli forces detained at least 120 people and demolished three houses, including the home of a member of the Tulkarm Brigade, an armed group linked to the Palestinian faction Fatah, Reuters reported. Was a terrorist group.

“IDF forces continue to work with other Israeli security forces in a broad divisional operation to suppress terrorism in the Nour al-Shams refugee camp in Menashe,” Reuters quoted the military as saying. Meanwhile, the Tulkarm Brigade said its fighters had exchanged fire with Israeli forces.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh called on the United Nations to monitor Nour al-Shams and isolate the Tulkarm camp. “Israel has targeted the camps to inflame the situation in the West Bank,” Shtayyeh said.

According to Reuters, the West Bank had already experienced the highest level of unrest in decades in the 18 months before Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, but the conflict has escalated rapidly since Israeli forces launched an offensive on Gaza. Have given.

Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops and settlers in recent weeks, Reuters reports. Security forces have repeatedly clashed between troops and Palestinian protesters, leading to thousands of arrests.

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