IDF troops operate in West Bank (archive)
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IDF troops raid Ramallah

Palestinian sources: Army encircling 10 Hamas members' homes in West Bank city area. IDF says engaged in routine arrest operation

West Bank operation: Palestinian sources reported Tuesday night that the IDF was encircling 10 Hamas members' homes in different areas in the West Bank city of Ramallah and in Bituniyah.


One of the homes encircled by the troops was reportedly located near the house of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinians reported of large forces deployed in the area.


According to the sources, one of the encircled houses belongs to Hamas lawmaker Dr. Myriam Salah, who is jailed in Israel. Another house belongs to senior Hamas member Omar Hamdan.


The IDF said it was engaged in a routine arrest operation.


Meanwhile, Palestinian sources in Ramallah reported that IDF soldiers asked PA intelligence forces to enter their headquarters in a bid to prevent wanted Palestinians from escaping to the compound.


Efrat Weiss contributed to the story


פרסום ראשון: 04.16.08, 00:51
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