The IDF raided several NGOs and civil society organizations in Ramallah early Tuesday, Ma’an reported.
IDF soldiers raided the offices of the Agricultural Work Committees, human rights group al-Dameer, and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, located in the Qaddura refugee camp.
Israeli forces confiscated files and computer hardware from the women’s committee before ransacking the office, witnesses said.
During the raid, clashes broke out with local youths and Israeli soldiers, who responded by firing tear gas.
Military forces also raided the offices of the Palestinian NGO Network.
Palestinian National Initiative chief Mustafa Barghouti said the Israeli raids were “piracy,” adding that targeting civil society organizations that serve the Palestinian public is unacceptable.
In February, Israeli forces raided two Palestinian television networks in Ramallah and briefly detained four employees.
The Jewish Press contacted the IDF Spokesperson and will publish their response as soon as it is received.Jewish Press Staff
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