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Israeli forces detain seven Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Monday, April 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained at least seven Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local sources.

Amer Awad, a Fatah official in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, said that undercover Israeli forces, known as Mista'arvim, sneaked their way into the neighborhood, and abducted four Palestinians during clashes with Israeli police.

The clashes erupted after police officers cracked down on a rally called for in protest of the recent assaults and provocations by police and settlers which resulted in the escalation of tensions in the occupied city during the Ramadan fasting month.

Meanwhile, undercover Israeli forces also re-abducted a former prisoner after forcing their way into his workplace in Jenin refugee camp.

In Hebron district, Israeli troops detained two Palestinians whom were assaulted by a settler in the vicinity of their houses in the Jaber neighborhood.

The settler came from the colonial settlement of Kiryat Arba.

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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