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Israeli forces detain three Palestinians, injure two others in West Bank


BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, September 02, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces dawn Wednesday detained at least three Palestinians and injured two others in various parts of the West Bank,  according to security sources.

The sources confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian after breaking into his family house in al-Fureidis, east of Bethlehem city.

This came as Israeli soldiers in a military tower at the northern entrance of the city opened fire at a Palestinian man, injuring him in the foot.

The casualty, identified as a resident of Aida refugee camp, was rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.

In Hebron district, sources confirmed a military raid in Yatta town, south of the city, resulting in the detention of a former prisoner.

In Jenin district, Israeli military vehicles raided Muthalath Ash-Shuhada area, south of the city, where soldiers detained a Palestinian after ransacking his family house.

The raid triggered confrontations during which soldiers opened fire toward local youngsters, hitting a protestor with a live bullet in the foot. The casualty was rushed to a hospital for 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.

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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