JERUSALEM, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained 14 Palestinians, including two brothers, from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli police rounded up at least eight Palestinians from Issawiya, an East Jerusalem neighborhood whose residents are constantly harassed by Israeli police and anyone, including children, run the risk of arbitrary arrest.
PPS said that four others were detained during multiple military raids across the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem.
Security sources elaborated that one Palestinian was rounded up from Duheisha refugee camp, another from Tuqu town, and two others from Umm Salamuna village.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces conducted a raid in Deit Abu Mashaal village, northwest of Ramallah city, detaining a Palestinian.
A similar military raid was carried out in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah, resulting in the detention of another 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.