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Israeli forces detain ten Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain ten Palestinians from West Bank
A file photo for Israeli soldiers detaining a Palestinian from the West Bank

RAMALLAH, Monday, June 14, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained at least ten Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up five Palestinians in multiple raids across the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

One of the detainees was identified as a resident of Beit Ula town, northwest of Hebron, another as a resident of Beit Ummar town, north of the city, another as a resident of Deir al-'Asal town, west of the city, another as a resident of Yatta city and the other as a resident of Sair town, northeast of the city.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Wadi Abu Freiha in Beit Sahour city, where soldiers detained another and ransacked the family houses of two prisoners.

Meanwhile, undercover Israeli forces, known as Musta'ribeen, sneaked their way into Jaba‘ village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted two Palestinians, including a security officer.

The soldiers conducted a similar raid in Yabad town, west of Jenin city, resulting in the re-arrest of two former prisoners.

They also barged their way into the nearby village of Rummana, broke into and thoroughly searched the houses of several villagers and seized the recordings of their surveillance cameras.

During ensuing confrontations, the soldiers opened fire towards local teens who protested the raid, causing a number to suffocate from tear gas.

In Nablus district, Israeli troops forced their way into Kafr Qallil town, south of the city, where they ransacked two houses, turned them upside down and smashed the windshields of a house owner’s vehicle before withdrawing.

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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