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Home Prisoners 11/June/2021 09:17 AM

Israeli forces detain six Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Friday, June 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained six Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Jenin, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up four Palestinians, all members of the same extended family, after breaking into and ransacking their houses in Janata town, east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers detained two others after stopping them at a checkpoint near Az-Zawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, as confirmed by Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office, Muntaser Sammur.

The detainees were identified as residents of Mirka village, southwest of the city.

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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