Gaza Crisis: Israeli Forces Detain Dozens Of Men In Ramallah

There have also been reports of Israeli military vehicles obstructing the work of ambulance crews during a raid in the town of Aqaba.

Gaza Crisis: Israeli Forces Detain Dozens Of Men In Ramallah

At least a dozen Palestinians were arrested in Silwad, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank after Israeli police raided numerous residences, Al Jazeera reported.

The number of prisoners is anticipated to rise, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, which describes the arrests as "massive." A 12-year-old child was among those detained.

Earlier, Al Jazeera claimed that a huge raid was taking place in Jenin, with Israeli soldiers gathered near Al Razi Hospital.

There have also been accusations of Israeli military trucks impeding medical staff's operations during a raid in the town of Aqaba, north of Tubas.

Al Jazeera Arabic shared a video on X showing Israeli forces blocking an ambulance while storming the town of Aqaba, north of Tubas, in the occupied West Bank.

On the other hand, US Vice President Joe Biden restated his support for Israel's military incursion in Gaza, which has claimed over 18,000 lives, saying "the safety of the Jewish people, the security of Israel, and its right to exist" are critical.

He also referred to his complicated relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, implying that the prime minister is in a "tough spot."

Biden recounted his decades-long friendship with Netanyahu while speaking at a White House luncheon for the Jewish Hanukkah celebration.

He noted he inscribed on an old photograph of the two men, using a nickname for the Israeli leader.

"I wrote on the top of it, 'Bibi, I love you, but I don't agree with a damn thing you had to say.'"

"It's about the same today," Biden remarked, drawing mixed applause from the mostly Jewish crowd. He added that Israel is in a "tough spot" and that "I've had my differences with some Israeli leadership."