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Fatah activist, disabled man among ten detained from West Bank

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained ten Palestinians, including a Fatah activist and a disabled man, from various parts of the West Bank, according to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a press statement that Israeli police detained Fatah Secretary-General in Jerusalem Shadi Mtour, who is banned access to Jerusalem’s Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque, after ransacking his house in Beit Hanina neighborhood this morning.

Police also detained two Palestinians from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces conducted a raid in Beit Fajjar town, south of the city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians.

In Hebron district, PPS confirmed two separate Israeli military raids in Idhna and beit Ummar towns, west and north of the city, resulting in the detention of three others.

One of the three detainees was identified as a 16-year-old teen, and another as a 20-year-old disabled man.

In Ramallah district, soldiers forced their way into al-Jalazone refugee camp, where they rounded up two others.

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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