RAMALLAH, Friday, November 27, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained 10 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
It confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up four Palestinians, including two brothers, after ransacking their families’ houses in Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Jenin city, where soldiers re-arrested two former prisoners.
Soldiers also conducted two separate raids in al-Yamun and Silat al-Harithiya towns, west and northwest of Jenin city, resulting in the detention of two other former prisoners.
A similar military raid was carried out in Deir Ghazaleh village, northeast of the city, resulting in the detention of another Palestinian.
In Bethlehem district, Israeli soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner after stopping and ordering him out of a vehicle near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc. He was identified as a resident of Dheisha refugee camp, south of the city.
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.