Israeli forces carry out raid and arrest campaigns throughout occupied West Bank and Jerusalem almost on daily basis. On 05 December, 2016, Monday, Israeli Occupation Forces arrested 13 Palestinians overnight from cities all over the West Bank,in a wide raid and arrest campaign. Raids included areas in Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron, Qalqilia, Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem, where four Jerusalem citizens, including two ex-prisoners and a minor have been arrested. Several homes were raided and a youth was brutally attacked and beaten at the hands of Israeli forces in Hebron.
Meanwhile, 4 days ago, Israeli forces also claimed responsibility for the confiscation of a Palestinian land in Silwad village, to the east of Ramallah, after they declared it abandoned property. The seized land tract covers an area of 16.5 donums.
The confiscation was carried out on claims that the land has been abandoned, a pretext often used by the occupation army to grab hold of Palestinian lands in favor of illegal settlement expansion.