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Four Palestinians detained from West Bank


BETHLEHEM, Friday, August 7, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained at least four Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said local sources.

The sources confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian after ransacking his family house in Hindaza village, east of Bethlehem city.

Israeli soldiers also detained another during a raid that triggered confrontations in Dheisha refugee camp, south of the city.

During ensuing confrontations, the soldiers opened fire towards local teens who attempted to block their passage to the camp. No injuries were reported though.

In Tulkarem district, sources confirmed an Israeli military raid in Nur Shams refugee camp, resulting in the detention of another.

In Jenin district, soldiers carried out a raid in Faqqua village, east of Jenin, 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.

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.


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