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Armed Clashes Between Palestinians, IDF in Jenin

A suspect in the vandalism of Joseph’s Tomb was arrested in Nablus.
IDF soldiers conducting arrests as part of Operation Break the Wave, April 12, 2022 (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
IDF soldiers conducting arrests as part of Operation Break the Wave, April 12, 2022 (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

Armed clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jenin in the West Bank on Tuesday morning, as Israeli security forces arrested 20 suspects throughout the West Bank as part of Operation Break the Wave.

The IDF, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Border Police arrested Palestinians in Jenin, Nablus, Zeita, Yamun, Balata, al-Khader, Beit Kahil and ‘Azzun ‘Atma.

Soldiers found weapons and arrested Palestinians suspected of aiding terrorist activities in Zeita.

In Jenin and nearby villages, soldiers from Sayeret Golani, the Shin Bet and Border Police clashed with armed terrorists who threw explosives at them. No injuries were reported among Israeli forces.

At least two Palestinians were arrested by Israeli forces in Jenin, according to Palestinian reports.

In Nablus, IDF soldiers arrested a number of suspects, including one person suspected of being involved in the vandalism of Joseph’s Tomb.

On Saturday night and Monday morning, Palestinian rioters vandalized Joseph’s Tomb near Nablus, causing extensive damage at the site.

Hamas official Zaher Jabareen claimed in an interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news on Monday night that there is an Israeli plan to “storm al-Aqsa” on the 15th of Ramadan, this coming Friday. Jabareen warned that this “is the most dangerous thing that the Israeli enemy can do.”

The Hamas official added that the movement is capable of conducting a conflict against Israel for six consecutive months.

A source had told Al-Mayadeen earlier that the Palestinian factions had informed Egypt that any Jewish “religious rituals” or sacrifices inside al-Aqsa would be considered as crossing a redline.

According to police regulations, Jews are not allowed to enter the Temple Mount complex on Fridays, including this coming Friday. During the set hours and days when Jews are allowed to visit the Temple Mount, they are accompanied by police officers and a representative from the Islamic Waqf and are forbidden from praying or carrying religious symbols.

Jewish visitors also do not visit al-Aqsa, which is located on the southern end of the Temple Mount plaza, instead walking a circuit that heads north along the eastern wall before turning west and exiting through a door on the western side.

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