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Home Prisoners 20/August/2020 12:14 PM

Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians from West Bank


JENIN, Thursday, August 20, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained at least 10 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local sources.

Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office in Jenin Muntaser Sammur confirmed that Israeli forces rearrested a former prisoner after ransacking his house in Faqqua village, east of Jenin.

He added that a resident of Burqin town, southwest of Jenin, was detained while he was at the Israeli military base of Salem.

Sammur pointed out that special Israeli forces detained two Palestinian brothers; one after breaking into his workplace in Jenin city and the other after storming his house in Burqin town.

He added that the special forces detained another Palestinian from his house at Qabatia town.

In Ramallah and al-Bireh district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah city, where soldiers rounded up three Palestinians.

Soldiers conducted a similar raid in Kafr Ni‘ma town, west of Ramallah, resulting in the detention of another.

In Bethlehem district,  Israeli forces barged their way into Ad-Doha town, west of Bethlehem city, where they rounded up another.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians and thoroughly searched several houses across Hebron district.

One of the three detainees was identified as a resident of al-Aroub refugee camp, another as a resident of Beit Ummar town, and the other as resident of Dura town.

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.


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