JERUSALEM, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained 15 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli police rounded up eight Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their houses in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.
In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces barged their way into Dheisha refugee camp, south of the city, where they rounded up another.
In Ramallah district, Israeli military vehicles raided Qaddura refugee camp, where soldiers detained another.
A similar Israeli military raid was confirmed in Kafr Malik village, northeast of Ramallah, resulting in the detention of two others.
In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces forced their way into Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, where they detained another.
The raid triggered confrontations during which soldiers intensively opened fire towards local protestors. No injuries were reported though.
In Tulkarem district, Israeli troops conducted separate two raids in Shweika neighborhood and Nur Shams refugee camp, resulting in the detention of two others, including a former prisoner.
In Jenin district, the sources confirmed an Israeli military raid in Arranah village, northeast of the city, where soldiers ransacked several stores, interrogated their owners, and seized the recordings of surveillance cameras.
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.