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Israeli forces storm houses, detain one Palestinian in West Bank raids

HEBRON, February 5, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday dawn stormed several houses and detained a Palestinian across the west Bank, according to security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli soldiers rounded up a Palestinian after storming and searching his house in ‘Asira Ash-Shamaliya town, north of Nablus city.  

Meanwhile, soldiers forced their way into the southern section of Hebron city, where they broke into and searched two houses, turning them upside down.

Furthermore, a large Israeli military force forced their way into Tura and Nazlet Zeid villages, west and southwest of Jenin city, where they showered the courtyards of several houses with tear gas canisters, causing psychological distress and panic among the villagers, especially children and women.

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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