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IDF raids 39 homes of Palestinians with alleged Hamas ties, arrests 13

Military says Palestinians hurled stones and firebombs at troops during widescale arrest operation in West Bank; no IDF, Palestinian injuries reported

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli troops are seen operating at the home of a Palestinian with alleged ties to Hamas, in the West Bank, August 1, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Israeli troops are seen operating at the home of a Palestinian with alleged ties to Hamas, in the West Bank, August 1, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli troops raided the homes of 39 Palestinians with alleged ties to the Hamas terror group overnight, the military said Monday.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, 13 wanted Palestinians were detained during the raids.

The IDF said the aim was to arrest and question Palestinians with ties to Hamas, and others who were involved in alleged terror activities.

Amid the arrest operations, dozens of Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at troops at a number of locations, the IDF said. No soldiers were hurt.

The military said troops responded with riot dispersal means. No Palestinian injuries were immediately reported.

Tensions have remained high in the West Bank, as Israeli security forces stepped up arrest raids and operations following a deadly wave of terror attacks against Israelis that left 19 people dead earlier this year.

Last week, two Palestinian gunmen were killed in an Israeli military raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

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