Amid an upsurge of violent riots in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the IDF has arrested 32 Palestinians, including a top Hamas leader in the West Bank.







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The IDF arrested one of the top leaders of Hamas in the West Bank late Tuesday night as part of ongoing efforts to calm down the tensions surrounding US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Sheikh Hassan Yousef was arrested along with 31 other Palestinians during an overnight operation in the West Bank. At least six of those arrested are known Hamas members and former security prisoners.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Air Force attacked a Hamas military facility in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the firing of a rocket, which landed in an open field in Israel’s territory.

On Tuesday, Palestinian sources said the rockets fired toward Israel over the last weekend were launched by members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and not by extremist Salafi factions in Gaza.