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Israeli raid into village sparks clashes

Violent clash between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in West Bank, Israel (İssam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Violent clash between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in West Bank, Israel (İssam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )

Israeli forces raided the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, northwest of Salfit in the northern occupied West Bank yesterday night, causing clashes to erupt between Israeli soldiers and local youths.

Local sources told Ma’an that a number of Israeli forces raided the town claiming that Palestinian youths from the village had thrown stones and Molotov cocktails at the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Netafim, located just a few hundred metres east of Qarawat Bani Hassan.

Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs as they stormed the small village.

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During the incursion, forces raided a local gas station, confiscating all security cameras from the business and installed a military checkpoint at the village’s main entrance preventing residents from entering or leaving the area.

No reports of detentions were made during the raid.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into reports.

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