RAMALLAH, Friday, January 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Confrontations erupted Thursday evening when Israeli forces raided Silwad town, east of the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said that Israeli forces barged their way into the town, triggering violent confrontations, during which the soldiers opened fire towards local youngsters who protested the raid.
No injuries 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.