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Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, injure four others in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, injure four others in 
West Bank raids
Israeli forces are seen detaining a teen in a West Bank raid

RAMALLAH, Thursday, June 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained at least nine Palestinians and injured four others in multiple West Bank raids, according to security sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up three teens after breaking into the houses of their families in Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah city.

While in the camp, the soldiers opened fire towards local teens who protested the raid and attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

In Jerusalem city, Israeli police detained two teens after storming the houses of their families Ras al-Amud area of Silwan neighborhood.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center posted a video showing police and intelligence officers in civilian clothes assaulting and using an electroshock weapon to incapacitate one of the teens to force him into a vehicle.

In Hebron district, the sources confirmed separate raids in Yatta and Tarqumiyah towns, resulting in the detention of two others, including a former prisoner.

In the northern West Bank, a sizable Israeli military force barged its way into Jenin city and refugee camp, triggering confrontations.

The soldiers opened fire towards local youngsters, injuring four of them. The casualties were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

They conducted a similar raid in Kafr Dan town, northwest of the city, resulting in the detention of another.

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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