sraeli forces raided 27 Palestinians on a large scale in the occupied West Bank on Monday night, according to local and security sources.

The director of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) Jericho Office, Eid Barahma, said that Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians and looted property in multiple raids throughout the Jericho district.

As part of these raids, Israeli soldiers detained a Palestinian from the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of the city of Jericho.

They also arrested four others, including a former prisoner, after raiding and searching their families' homes in the city.

While he was in the city, armed soldiers appeared at a house and forced their way in to arrest the homeowner's son, sparking clashes.

Soldiers fired intense tear gas around the house, causing the 65-year-old owner to suffocate and require hospitalization. They also smashed the windshields of a woman's vehicle parked nearby.

The other five were identified as three from E as-Sultan refugee camp, west of the city, and another two from al-Jiftlik village, north of the city.

In Ramallah district, soldiers carried out a pre-dawn raid on the Jalazone refugee camp north of the city, resulting in the arrest of two others.

They also forced their way into the village of Shuqba, west of the city, where they arrested four others.

In the Jerusalem district, two others were detained by special forces after being pulled from their vehicle and severely beaten in the town of Qatanna, northwest of the city.

The sources added that another was detained in a similar raid in the nearby town of Beit 'Anan.

In the southern West Bank, two others were arrested in two separate raids in the town of Beit Fajjar and the village of Marah Rabah, south of Bethlehem.

The military vehicles entered the city of Ad-Doha, west of the city, where the soldiers forced their way into the house of a resident and questioned him before releasing him.

In Hebron district, soldiers forced their way into the town of Deir Sammit, west of the southern West Bank city, where they surrounded another and searched his house, turning it upside down.

In the northern West Bank, a sizeable military force detained two others, both aged 18, and thoroughly searched several houses in the town of Qarawat Bani Hassan, northwest of the city.

During the raid, four others were briefly held by soldiers but released after a few hours of questioning.

Also at dawn, soldiers forced their way into and ransacked the student dormitory of the Arab American University (AAUP) in Jenin city, detaining three students.

One of the students was identified as a resident of the village of Anza, south of the northern West Bank city, and another as a resident of the city of Nazareth.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian homes almost daily in the West Bank under the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians, sparking clashes with residents.

These raids, which also take place in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are carried out without the need for a search warrant, when and where the army chooses according to its wide arbitrary powers.

Under Israeli military law, army commanders have full judicial and executive authority over the 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. The Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.