RAMALLAH, Thursday, February 25, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today and last night detained at least 12 Palestinians, including a police officer, from various parts of the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) and local sources.
Israeli troops detained a Palestinian police officer after breaking into and ransacking his house in Ousarin village, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Confrontations with local residents ensued during which soldiers opened fire and shot teargas canisters towards stone-throwing youngsters causing a number to suffocate from teargas inhalation.
In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man for the 24th time in two years after storming his house in Isawiyya neighborhood, as confirmed by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center.
Israeli occupation forces also detained two other Palestinians during a raid of their families’ houses in Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.
In the south of the West Bank, PPS said an Israeli military force raided Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem city, and re-detained a former prisoner.
In Hebron district, Israeli forces raided Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, where they detained two Palestinians.
In the north of the West Bank, PPS said a military raid of the eastern neighborhood of Tulkarm city resulted in the detention of a Palestinian man.
In Jenin district, forces raided Rummana village, west of the city, where they re-arrested a former prisoner.
In Ramallah district, PPS said Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man after searching his house in Abu Shkheidim village, northeast of Ramallah city.
Detention raids were also reported in the Nablus district, according to the PPS.