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Israeli forces detain four Palestinians, assault three others in West Bank

Israeli forces detain four Palestinians, assault three others in West Bank
Israeli soldiers open fire at vehicle and brutally beat up the driver and two passengers, east of al-Bireh city.

RAMALLAH, Friday, May 28, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained at least four Palestinians and assaulted three others in the West Bank, according to security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians after ransacking their houses in the southern part of Hebron city.  

The soldiers rounded up two others as they barged their way into Idhna town, west of the city.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers Thursday evening injured three Palestinians close to the Yabrud bridge area, east of the central West Bank city of al-Bireh.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired several live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian vehicle, forcing it to stop.

They added that the soldiers then attacked the driver and two passengers, inflicting various cuts and bruises across their bodies, before leaving the area.

The soldiers had no reason to open fire at the vehicle and did not detain any of the three casualties, who were rushed to a clinic for treatment.

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.


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