Israeli army arrests over 20 Palestinians in raids in Ramallah villages.
In an early morning Israeli army raid on two Ramallah-area villages, soldiers rounded up more than 20 Palestinians.
Israeli army arrests over 20 Palestinians in raids
According to Palestinian security sources, Israeli soldiers raided the village of al-Mughayyer, northeast of Ramallah,.
They rounded up at least 16 Palestinians, five of them were later released.
The detainees included the father and brother of Ali Abu Alayya, a 13-year-old boy shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the village in early December.
Moreover, the soldiers also raided Kufr Malik town, also northeast of Ramallah, and detained six Palestinians, said the sources.
The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said Israel detained today 41 Palestinians, mainly in al-Mughayyer and Kufr Malik in the West Bank, and from al-Tur neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.
It said this is the highest figure of arrests so far this year.
Israeli settlers continue rampage against Palestinians in occupied territory, according to official news agency of Palestinian Authority.
For the second consecutive week, they continued their rampage against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Wadi Abu Awwad, mayor of the town of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, told WAFA that settlers sneaked into the outskirts of the village during the early morning hours.
They set two Palestinian-owned vehicles on fire while they smashed the windows of a third.