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Seven Palestinians detained from West Bank

 

JENIN, Friday, August 14, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained at least seven Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said local and security sources.

Special Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and another near the section of Israel’s apartheid wall, south of Jenin. Both detainees were identified as residents of Qabatia town, south of Jenin.

In Tulkarem district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Anabta town, east of Tulkarem, where soldiers rounded up two others.

In Ramallah and al-Bireh district, an Israeli military raid was confirmed in al-Am‘ari refugee camp, resulting in the detention of two others.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops barged their way into Jannatah town, south of Bethlehem city, where they rearrested a former prisoner.

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.

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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