HEBRON, Friday, March 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained five Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Hebron and Jerusalem, according to security sources.
They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded former Minister of Local Government, Issa Jabari, 55, after storming and ransacking his house in the city of Hebron.
The soldiers also detained former member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Hatem Qafisha, 58, besides to another Palestinian after storming and searching their houses in the city.
Meanwhile, Israeli police rounded up two brothers in a raid in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz.
While inside the house, police officer assaulted the detainees’ brother and applied electric shocks to his body, which necessitated rushing him to hospital.
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.