Violent clashes at dawn between Nabi Saleh villagers and troops

By The Palestine Information Centre, 7 June 2012

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Violent clashes broke out at dawn Thursday between Palestinian young men and Israeli troops in Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah city during raids on homes.

The confrontations took place when the invading troops stormed a number of homes in the village including the house of a noted popular resistance figure called Bashir Al-Tamimi.

The Israeli troops violently broke into the house of Al-Tamimi, physically assaulted his son Tareq and took him to an unknown destination.

The Israeli occupation forces have been tightening its stranglehold on the village since last Friday and closing its main entrance in the morning and evening as a king of collective punishment against its natives to force them to stop their weekly marches and events against the occupation and settlement activities.

In a separate incident, an Israeli special unit kidnapped on Wednesday evening a young man named Mohamed Nayef in an ambush at the entrance of Araba town south of Jenin city.

The unit troops removed the barriers they set up for the ambush and took the young man to an unknown destination, according to eyewitnesses.

The IOF escalated its kidnapping of Palestinians throughout the West Bank areas and the number of military checkpoints and barriers increased lately.