- Israeli Forces ‘Steal Money, Jewelry’ During Raid in West Bank
Israeli forces have reportedly stolen money and jewelry from a Palestinian home during a predawn raid in the occupied West Bank.
Nasim Hilmi Karaki, a lieutenant colonel with the Palestinian Authority national security forces, said Wednesday that the Israelis stole money and jewelry from his family home in the northern West Bank village of Salem, east of Nablus, Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.
The Israelis forced their way through the main door of the residence. The Palestinian security officer was cuffed and forced to stay with the rest of the family in one of the rooms. Karaki said the house was ransacked for at least four hours. According to Karaki, the Israeli forces were searching for firearms but were unable to find any.
The Israelis also detained Karaki’s 18-year-old son, identified as Hilmi. Karaki’s son was one of dozens of Palestinians detained by Israeli forces across the occupied West Bank overnight Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces kidnapped 16 Palestinians in Nablus, 12 in Bethlehem, two in Ramallah and one in Jericho in their predawn raids on Palestinian homes. The Israeli regime forces regularly raid Palestinian homes and abduct residents across the occupied territories by applying the overused pretext of perceived security threats.
Nearly 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently being kept in Israeli detention centers, many without charge or trial.