On Thursday, 9 December 2021, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched a large-scale arrest campaign in West Bank and Jerusalem, rounding up 30 Palestinians.
The arrest campaign mainly targets university students and ex-prisoners.
The arrests were also accompanied by a large-scale raid campaign across Nablus villages and towns.
In Hebron, Israeli forces detained several Palestinians, including: Abd al-Majid Jawabra, Mahmoud Jawabra, Maher Jamal Abu Warda, Muhammad Shehadeh, Omar Abd al-Karim Khamis, Issa Abu Ghazi, Mahmoud Abu Ghazi, Muhammad Fathi Shehadeh, Rani Muhammad Hadib, and Khuzaimah Ghaith.
In occupied Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested the two brothers, Alaa and Omar Musa Abu Ryala, in addition to Rashad Amjad Abu Ryala, Muhammad Hussein Derbas, and Khalil Odeh. All the arrests were carried out in Issawiya town.
In Bethlehem, Israeli forces arrested Mahdi Omar Ziada, Muhammad Nidal Manasra, Karim Ayyad, Bilal Ayyad, and Ramez al-Lahham. The detainees included a father and son.
In Nablus, seven students at An-Najah National University were rounded up including: Anas Shtayyeh, Hassan Tuffaha, Hamza Tabanja, Ibrahim Abed, Ayoub Dwaikat, Ibrahim Dwaikat, and Omar al-Shakhshir.
In Tulkarm, Israeli forces arrested the two university students Ahmed Jamal Sawi and Ibrahim Ayoub Shalhoub and the young man Ahmed Hamdan.
The Israeli army often carries out detention raids against Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, claiming to arrest wanted Palestinians.
Israel currently holds 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 children, and 500 administrative detainees.