On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched a large-scale raid and arrest campaign throughout the West Bank, arresting 47 Palestinians.
In Ramallah, the IOF arrested 16 Palestinians after breaking into Abwein town, northwest of the city.
The detainees include Wadih Abbas Muzahem, Abdullah Basem Muhareb, Ramy Nafez Muhareb, Alaa Bassam Muhareb, Nadim Musa Hamad, Nawaf Hussain Muhareb, Khaled Abdel Salam Shukry, Ahmed Shihab Muhareb, Amr Ahmed Anas, Muhannad Nidal Attia, Bassem Abdullah Muhareb, Rizk Rushdi Dar Hamad, Muhammad Hamdallah Othman, Muhammad Esmat Muhareb, Ahmad Abdel-Latif Dar Ahmed, and Ali Turkman.
In Nablus; the IOF rounded up Khader Al-Sarkaji, Abdel-Salam Al-Quqa, Bashir Abu Jish, Zakaria Khataba, and Salah Abdullah Hajja.
In Jenin, the IOF troops detained four ex-prisoners including Hassan Mustafa Jaradat, Faris Hosni Shawahneh, Yazan Malik al-Sharqawi, and Ikrimah Nader Habiba.
The occupation forces also arrested 12 Palestinians in al-Khalil, who were later identified as Nadi Abd al-Qadir al-Atrash, Mahmoud Abu Daoud, Anas Amir Rasras, Arafat al-Qawasmi, Akram al-Shantir, his two sons Saqr and Muhammad and Moeen al-Zuhur, and Zaid Ammar Arar, Marouf Waheed Abu Fara, Rami Ibrahim Ghunaimat, and Bahaa Khaled Ghunaimat.
Six more Palestinians were detained in Qalqilya, including Walid Bilal Anaya, Qusay Nizar Shbeita, Hamza Dirar Radwan, Kanaan Omar al-Bam, and Uday Hamza Hussein.
The IOF also rounded up Jihad Ezzat Saeed Marei in Salfit and Iyad Abu Salah, Yahya Hijazi, and Bahaa Shadeed in Tulkarem.
The Israeli occupation army regularly conducts raid, search, and arrest operations in Palestinian towns across the West Bank, which have intensified this year with Palestinians arrested on a near-daily basis.
4,900 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli jails, including 28 women.
The right to liberty and personal security, among other fundamental human rights, are flagrantly violated by these arbitrary arrests. Detainees are held without proper justification or valid judicial warrants, infringing on their rights to personal freedom and a fair trial.
These violations highlight the urgent need for international intervention to ensure human rights are respected.