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Israeli forces raid West Bank, arrest at least 15 Palestinians

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — Israeli forces stormed several areas throughout the West Bank Monday morning, arrested at least 15 Palestinians, confiscated equipment from farmers and demolished a historical building.

In Wadi Qana, near Salfit northern West Bank, Israeli bulldozers leveled to the ground a 100 years old building and confiscated farmers’ solar panels, citing the area being a natural reserve.

Palestinian sources said that Israeli soldiers banned Wadi Qana’s farmers from access into their lands.

In a separate pre dawn raid to Tulkarem city north of the West Bank, Israeli forces stormed a gas station and seized its surveillance cameras after a thorough search, reported the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces have intensified their military activities in various locations northern West Bank, raiding commercial shops and seizing cameras overnight without explanations to their owners.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a press statement Monday that Israeli forces arrested at least 15 Palestinians in the early morning hours from the West Bank and three others from East Jerusalem.

Sources also confirmed the Israeli forces closed down access to two East Jerusalem towns, claiming that the closures came to halt “terrorist activities from both towns.”

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