IDF rounds up dozens of Palestinians in overnight West Bank raid
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
Israeli authorities arrested dozens of Palestinians in an overnight West Bank raid on Saturday night, a number of whom were said to be linked to terrorism and others alleged to have entered Israel illegally, according to an army statement.
“During the night, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Securities Authorities (ISA), and the Israel Police arrested 10 wanted persons in the Judea and Samaria region and in the Jordan Valley,” the statement read referring to the biblical term used to refer to the West Bank.
“The suspects are accused of being involved in terrorist activities, popular terror and violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers,” it continued.
In recent weeks a number of violent incidents have broken out in the West Bank. On Saturday, riots broke out in the village of Burin, an Israeli border policeman was filmed by the Yesh Din rights group throwing tear gas at a couple holding an infant fleeing from a building amid the ongoing demonstrations.
VIDEO: #IDF operation overnight leads to arrest of 40 illegal Palestinian infiltrators into #Israel from the #WestBank. Most come seeking work, but authorities are concerned with the potential for terrorist attacks posed by those who enter illegaly @i24NEWS_EN pic.twitter.com/7MjrHTlh3l— Shai Ben-ari (@ShaiBenari) March 4, 2018
Israeli security forces also arrested what they referred to as “40 illegal aliens” who had reportedly made their way into Israel, rounding them up close to the security fence south of Jerusalem referred to as the "seam-line."
This area, refers to the land between the security fence and the border with Israel.
“The security forces, including IDF forces and the Israel Police, carried out a large-scale operation to prevent the passage of illegal residents crossing the border,” the statement read about the raids.
Tens of thousands of Palestinian workers work legally inside Israel every day primarily in the construction industry or in maintenance jobs. Those who haven’t acquired legal working permits are perceived to have unauthorized access, according to the Israeli government.
The army used what is referred to as “overt and covert” means to round up the suspects.
“The IDF will continue to act in various ways to prevent the passage of illegal residents into Israel,” the army concluded.
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end Pali entury to Israel for work. why employ the enemy that wants to wipe you of the face of the Earth. ( unless maybe for jobs that are so disgusting no normal person would want to do them)