RAMALLAH, Friday, March 5, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained nine Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Hebron and Jerusalem, according to security sources.
They said that Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians after storming their families’ houses in al-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron city.
They also detained two others after breaking into and ransacking their houses in Halhul town, north of the city.
Israeli soldiers barged their way into Yatta town, south of the city, where they rounded up two brothers.
Meanwhile, soldiers manning the Container military checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, stopped and detained a Palestinian as he attempted to cross the checkpoint.
In the meantime, Israeli police with dogs forced their way into a house in Wadi al-Rababeh area of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, turning it upside down and detaining two Palestinians.
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.