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Home Prisoners 08/October/2020 12:43 PM

Injured teen among 14 Palestinians detained from West Bank

HEBRON, Thursday, October 08, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli  forces Thursday overnight detained 14 Palestinians, including an injured teen, and ransacked homes across various parts of the West  Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a press statement that Israeli forces re-arrested five former prisoners in multiple raids across Hebron district.

Four of the five detainees, including two 17-year-old teens, were identified as residents of al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

One of the teens, identified as Mahmoud Madi, sustained several injuries in the head from Israeli military gunfire. This is the fourth time for him to be arrested.

The fifth detainee was identified as a teacher from Adh-Dhahiriya city, southwest of Hebron.

In Jerusalem district, Israeli police stormed al-Tur neighborhood, where they rounded up four Palestinians.

Police also conducted a similar raid into al-Issawiya neighborhood, resulting in the detention of another.

This came as police deployed at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound rounded up two Waqf-appointed guards, including one who was released several hours afterwards.

In the northern West  Bank, PPS confirmed that another Palestinian was detained as he attempted to cross a checkpoint at the eastern entrance of Qalqilya city. He was identified as a resident of the city.

Another was detained from Kafr Qallil town, south of Nablus city.

Meanwhile, mayor of Tammun town, southeast of Tubas, told WAFA that Israeli military vehicles raided the town, where soldiers ransacked the family house of a prisoner, turning it upside down and seizing mobile phones.

During ensuing confrontations, soldiers opened fire towards local youngsters who attempted to block their entry. No casualties were reported though.

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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