IOF troops detain 5 Palestinians, shell resistance fighters
|Monday, February 22,2010 14:37|
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up five Palestinian citizens in West Bank districts at dawn Monday at the pretext they were "wanted", a Hebrew daily said.
Yediot Ahronot quoted IOF sources as saying that the campaign of arrests focused on the Bethlehem and Jenin districts, during which searches of homes and field interrogation were made.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Jewish settlers, escorted by tens of IOF soldiers, on Monday stormed the village of Kifl Hares in Salfit district to visit what they call a religious site.
Citizens in the village said that the IOF soldiers imposed a curfew on the town after isolating it from the outside world to secure the settlers' visit.
In the Gaza Strip, a group of resistance fighters survived on Sunday night an IOF air raid on Sudaniya area north of the Strip.
IOF gunboats also opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the same area but no casualties were reported after the fishermen evacuated the area.