Israeli forces detain five Palestinians from Ramallah and Qalqiliya areas

RAMALLAH, Israeli forces Wednesday detained at least five Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Ramallah and Qalqiliya, said witnesses.

Israeli forces detained four Palestinians after storming and ransacking their homes during a raid that triggered clashes in Silwad town, east of Ramallah.

Soldiers fired tear gas canisters, concussion bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at local youths who protested the raid and attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

Meanwhile, forces raided Azzun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqiliya, ransacking several homes and detaining a Palestinian after beating him up.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency