TUBAS, Wednesday, August 05, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today rammed their military vehicle into a Palestinian in the northern West Bank city of Tubas, said a local source.
Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office in Tubas Kamal Bani-Odeh confirmed that Israeli forces rammed their military jeep into Mustafa Abu Siaj as they conducted a detention raid in the city, inflicting injuries across his body.
Abu Siaj was rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.
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.
Raids besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.
The United Nations stated that: “Security operations conducted by the Israeli Security Forces in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, often result in deaths, live ammunition injuries, excessive tear gas exposure and home demolitions.”