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Fatah activist among four Palestinians detained from West Bank

 

JERUSALEM, Friday, July 24, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained four Palestinians, including a Fatah activist, from Jerusalem and Tubas districts, said local sources.

The sources confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a Fatah activist after ransacking his house in al-Eizariya town, southeast of Jerusalem.

The activist was identified as Secretary-General of Fatah branch in the town Sami Abu Ghalieh.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians after breaking into their houses in Tubas city.

Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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

K.F.

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