Israel arrests 55 militants in West Bank

2012-11-22 14:00
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian protester during clashes in the West Bank town of Nablus as Palestinians across the territories protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip. (File, AFP)

Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian protester during clashes in the West Bank town of Nablus as Palestinians across the territories protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip. (File, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Breaking Ranks
    These accounts and interviews will surprise, sadden, shock, infuriate, but most of all, stimulate... Now R226.00
    buy now
Ramallah - Israeli troops arrested 55 Palestinian "terror operatives" across the West Bank overnight, hours after a truce came into effect in the Gaza Strip, the army said on Thursday.

"A total of 55 terror operatives, who are affiliated with different terror groups have been detained. Among those arrested were a number of senior level operatives," a statement said, with Israeli public radio saying it included members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

It said the swoop was related to "recent terrorist and violent activity" in the West Bank, which has seen days of widespread protests and clashes over Israel's relentless bombing campaign targeting militants in the Gaza Strip.

The violence in and around Gaza ended at 1900 GMT on Wednesday when an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement came into force.

Protests and clashes with Israeli police returned to the West Bank following years of relative calm as the Jewish state made efforts to improve relations with the territory's Fatah leadership while isolating the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Palestinian officials have been watching the rise of West Bank unrest with concern.

Growing pressures


A senior officer in the West Bank's security forces said on Wednesday he believed the situation remained under control in Palestinian-run districts.

But he pointed to growing pressures in zones patrolled by the Israelis - areas with Jewish settlements that the international community sees as illegal.

"For now, we have not had any major security problems that threaten the future of the Palestinian Authority", General Adnan Doumeri said.

"There are no problems in areas under our control but there are problems in areas under Israeli control," he said.

The Gaza violence has seen the rival Hamas and Fatah movements announce an agreement to end years of squabbling, in a show of solidarity.

The two sides are now shortly expected to hold a meeting between their most senior leaders.

Read more on:    gaza strip  |  palestine  |  israel  |  middle east peace
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Cape Town - 09:11 AM
    Road name: N2 Inbound
    DELAYS between Jan Smuts Drive and the M5 Highway
  • Thursday Newlands - 08:59 AM
    Road name: M3 Inbound
    DELAYS approaching the Rhodes Avenue exit
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Bold 9790

Bold Design The BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone combines the iconic BlackBerry...

From R2508.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your heart is big and you are sensitive to the needs of those around you. Your humanitarian side is emphasized today and you may...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.