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Israeli forces detain five Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 10, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained at least five Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians, including a 21-year-old girl, after breaking into and ransacking the houses of their families in Tarqumiyah town, west of Hebron.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops barged their way into Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, where they detained two others.

In Bethlehem district, the sources confirmed an Israeli military raid in Husan village, west of the city, where the soldiers searched several houses and stores and seized the recordings of their surveillance cameras.

In Nablus district, Israeli troops conducted a similar raid in Aqraba town, south of the city, where they broke into a prisoner’s family house and seized his vehicle.

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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