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Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians in West Bank raids

NABLUS, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained nine Palestinians and ransacked homes and a school in West Bank raids, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Israeli military vehicles raided Qusra village, southeast of Nablus city, where soldiers ransacked several houses and rounded up two Palestinians.

Soldiers also barged their way into Beita town, southeast of the city, where they thoroughly searched several houses and detained another.

In Jenin district, PPS confirmed separate two raids in al-Hashemiya village and Qabatia town, west and south of the city, resulting in the detention of two others.

Israeli troops also raided Jalameh village, northeast of the city, where they stormed the local boys school, interrogated the janitor and confiscated the recordings of surveillance cameras.

In Jerusalem district, PPS confirmed a military raid in al-Eizariya town, east of the city, resulting in the detention of another Palestinian.

Israeli forces also barged their way into Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem, where they rounded up a woman.

In Hebron district, soldiers barged their way into Yatta town and Tarrama village, south and southwest of the city, where they ransacked several houses and 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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