The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped overnight and at dawn Tuesday at least 51 Palestinian citizens, including a journalist, during raids in the West Bank.
The IOF detained five Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem and five others in Bethlehem.
In Ramallah, nine citizens, including a wounded journalist, were reportedly kidnaped during IOF raids on homes in Burqa village.
In Jenin, 12 citizens were taken prisoners during IOF raids in the city and Muthalat al-Shuhada village. Three more arrests were reported in Jericho.
The IOF also kidnaped three citizens during raids in other areas of the West Bank and went on the rampage through the eastern area of Nablus City and Balata refugee camp, bulldozing and blocking roads.
12 more youths were rounded up in la-Khalil raids.
Since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the IOF has escalated its arrest campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem, kidnapping 1215 Palestinians, including children, women, and elderly.
The data does not include the detention of citizens from Gaza and workers in 1948 occupied Palestine.
Since the start of the year, 6,500 Palestinians were arrested in Israeli almost-daily raids in the West Bank towns and cities.
These arrests amount to a blatant infringement on people’s fundamental rights, including their freedom and sense of security, as well as their right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The Israeli arrests also violate the right to personal freedom and the right to a fair trial, as detainees are held without legal evidence and valid judicial warrants.
Human rights organizations and the international community must put pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to stop these violations and ensure respect for human rights.