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Home Prisoners 24/February/2021 12:04 PM

Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least 11 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local sources.

They confirmed that  Israeli forces re-arrested six former prisoners after storming and wreaking havoc into their houses in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm.

One of the former prisoners was identified as a resident of Tulkarm refugee camp, three others as a father and his two sons from Shweika neighborhood, north of the city, another as a resident of Illar town, northeast of the city, and the other as a resident of Anabta town, east of the city.

In Nablus district, Israeli military vehicles raided Tell village, southwest of the city, where soldiers detained a Palestinian after storming his parents’ house.

In Tubas district, the sources confirmed an Israeli military raid in Wadi al-Far'a village, southwest of the city, resulting in re-arresting a former prisoner.

Israeli soldiers also forced their way into Tayaseer village, east of the city, where they rounded up a Palestinian.

In Ramallah district, soldiers conducted a raid in Kafr Malek village, east of the city, where they re-arrested a former prisoner.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli troops re-arrested a former prisoner from his house in al-Asakra village, east 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.

K.F.

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