Israeli forces arrest, injure dozens of Palestinians in West Bank
Israeli forces on Saturday arrested at least 13 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, one day after suppressing protests in Palestinian towns and villages.
Palestinian media sources said that Israeli forces detained four young men in the village of Deir Nizam northwest of Ramallah, including the local secretary of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, Qusai Al-Tamimi.
Israeli forces also arrested a total of nine Palestinian youths in Ramallah and Hebron in the West Bank.
Four men were detained by Israeli forces – who also beat them and tied them up - in the Sha'aba area of Hebron. Another man was arrested at the Esioun Junction in Hebron after Israeli forces found a Carlo sub-machine gun in his possession.
Fighting broke out on the northern edge of Hebron on Friday night between Palestinians and Israeli force.
Israeli settlers, under the protection of troops, also attacked a Palestinian youth near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city.
A number of Palestinians were injured on Friday in a number of attacks by Israeli forces.
In the village of Beit Dajan east of Nablus, at least three people were injured on Friday when Israeli forces attacked a weekly protest against settlement activity in the area.
Fighting also broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces at a similar protest in the nearby village of Beita.
In the town of Taqoa near Bethlehem a 22-year-old man was hospitalised after being attacked by Israeli forces.
On Thursday, Israel elected the most far-right government ever in its history, with politicians known for incendiary hate-speech against Palestinians expected to take positions in a cabinet led by Benjamin Netanyahu.