The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PCC), a human rights watchdog based in Palestine which records arrests made by Israeli forces, reported on Thursday that 13 Palestinians, including three teenagers were arrested in various districts of the West Bank overnight.
Three were arrested in Nablus after Israeli forces reportedly broke in and ransacked their homes.
In the village of Wadi al-Far’ah three more Palestinians were arrested in an identical manner to those in Nablus.
Two teenagers aged 19 and 16 were arrested in the town al-Khader on the outskirts of Bethlehem as another man living in a refugee camp in the district was summoned to report to Israeli intelligence.
Among the two Palestinians arrested in Hebron, one was only 18-years-old.
Three more were arrested in following break-ins by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank capital of Ramallah.
More arrests were made on Thursday as Police escorted a large group of around 40 Jewish settlers from East Jerusalem into the Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Mughrabi Gate where the large group harassed Muslim worshipers inside the compound.
A number of Palestinian youths were reportedly arrested by the police which entered the compound alongside the settlers after confronting the group for disturbing religious practices by shouting racially slurring slogans.
The attacks came just one day before planned commemorations of the Nabka, a memorial holiday commemorating Palestinian displacement at the hands of the Israeli army on May 15, 1948.