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Israeli Escalation Expected in West Bank

Israeli Escalation Expected in West Bank

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 09:45
Israeli forces clash with Palestinians in Jenin last week. (Reuters)

Twenty-one people were arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank for alleged involvement in terror activities.

As part of an ongoing operation called Waves Breaker, the forces raided several homes to confiscate weapons.

On Tuesday morning, the Army, Shin Bet, and the police conducted joint operations in the West Bank.

Clashes broke out after the forces stormed Qabatiya, in Jenin, Nablus, and Ramallah.

Palestinians are expecting an Israeli escalation as it prepares to hold elections.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the continued Israeli raids.

Israeli lawmakers voted in favor of dissolving parliament in a preliminary vote on Wednesday, setting the wheels in motion to send the country to its fifth national election in just over three years.

The motion was the first step in a series of votes before the formal disbanding of the government.

It came two days after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced he was disbanding his unraveling governing coalition of eight ideologically diverse parties just over a year after he took office.

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