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Lawmaker among 19 Palestinians detained from West Bank

 

JENIN, Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained 19 Palestinians, including a lawmaker, from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained six Palestinians, including four former prisoners, from the northern West Bank district of Jenin.

WAFA correspondent identified two of the six detainees as residents of Jenin city, another as a resident of al-Yamun town, another as a resident of Burqin Valley, and another as a resident of Anza town.

During the confrontations that unfolded in Jenin refugee camp, Israeli forces opened fire towards young men who protested the raid, causing dozens to suffer tear gas inhalation and hitting a young man with a tear gas canister in the face.

All suffocation cases were treated on the scene, while the casualty was rushed to a hospital, where medics described his condition as moderate.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, PPS confirmed that three Palestinians were detained from Nablus district and another from Qalqiliya district.

In Jerusalem district, Israeli police rounded up seven Palestinians, including a father along his two sons, from the Jerusalem neighborhood of al- Issawiyeh.

In Hebron district, an Israeli military force rounded up Azzam Salhab, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after ransacking his house in Hebron city.

Another Israeli military raid was conducted in Surif town, west of Hebron, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.

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.

K.F.

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