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Palestinian fighters resist Israeli incursion in West Bank
The Israeli occupation has also extended the detention of senior PIJ official Bassam Al-Saadi until next Sunday
By News Desk - August 25 2022
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In the early hours of 25 August, Palestinian resistance fighters confronted Israeli forces after they stormed Burqin, an area south of Jenin in the northern sector of the occupied West Bank, leaving an occupation soldier wounded.

WAFA news agency, citing eyewitnesses, reported another exchange of fire that took place in the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus.

Israeli units also raided civilians’ houses near Ramallah city, where Palestinian fighters threw a roadside bomb on an occupation checkpoint in Al-Attara, northwest of the town of Silwad.

Additionally, the Israelis arrested two journalists, Mohammad Turkman and Yousif Shahadeh, in Silwad.

According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli occupation forces also stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, firing several tear gas canisters at residents’ houses.

Meanwhile, two persons were detained in an arbitrary arrest campaign in Nablus.

Since last night, 20 Palestinian men have been detained in total across the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society.

On 18 August in Nablus, a young man was killed, 36 others injured and 27 suffocated from tear gas attacks after Israeli forces raided the holy shrine of Joseph’s Tomb.

The pace of bloody confrontations in the West Bank has accelerated since the arrest of Bassam al-Saadi, a senior official in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) who was detained on 1 August during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp.

The occupation forces continue to extend Al-Saadi’s arbitrary administrative detention against without providing any substantial reason.

Following Al-Saadi’s detention, Israel launched a wide-scale military operation against the besieged Gaza Strip, leaving over 200 injured and almost 50 dead, including three PIJ commanders.

Three days later, a ceasefire agreement mediated by Egypt was reached between Israel and the PIJ.

PIJ officials conditioned the truce on the release of Al-Saadi and Khalil Awawdeh, a PIJ member who has been on hunger strike, but Israel has refused to release them.

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