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Israeli forces overrun Jenin and Tubas

Aug. 5, 2008 2:45 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 5, 2008 2:45 P.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - Israeli forces overran on Tuesday at dawn the West Bank cities of Jenin and Tubas, closed the entrance of the village of Tamon, near Jenin, searched the area and set up checkpoints.

Security sources said that Israeli forces patrolled the streets of Jenin, concentrating themselves at the southern entrance of the city and the city center. Israeli troops fired in the air.

In Tubas, Israeli forces deployed on the eastern side of the city, then moved throughout the town. No one was arrested.

Israeli forces also closed the entrance of the village of Tamon, preventing locals from accessing the town. Israeli troops conducted a search of agricultural land.

Locals reported that the Israeli forces set up checkpoints on the road that links Tamon town with Al-Far'a refugee camp, searching residents and inspecting ID cards.

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