Israeli forces arrested the Palestinian lawmaker

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 9:44 am

Israeli forces have arrested at least 40 Palestinian men and youths in raids across the occupied West Bank. Among them is prominent Palestinian lawmaker Azam Salhab. Azam Salhab was arrested from his home in Hebron, near Ramallah.

Al Jazeera reported on Monday (June 24) citing Palestinian local media that Salhab, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested a few days after being released from administrative detention in Israel for several months.

In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said that the Israeli forces carried out raids in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Jericho, Hebron and Jerusalem overnight on Sunday. Among those detained is the son of another lawmaker, Hatem Koffish.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that the war in Gaza will not end even if the fierce fighting against the Palestinian independence organization Hamas has ended.

In an interview on Sunday (June 23) local time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the intense fight against Hamas is about to end, but the war will continue until Hamas is eliminated.

In the interview, he indicated that he was ready to make a “partial” deal in exchange for the release of some of the prisoners still held in Gaza, even if arrangements were not made to release them. But he insisted that he would not accept any conditional agreement that would end Israel’s war in Gaza.

In the interview given to the Israeli media outlet Channel 14, the Prime Minister of Israel also said that Israel’s “intense” military operation in southern Gaza’s Rafah is coming to an end. But that doesn’t mean the war is over. Rather, it can be said that the intensity of the war in Rafah is coming to an end.

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