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Israeli forces detain 25 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain 25 Palestinians from West Bank
A file photo for a detention raid in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday overnight detained at least 25 Palestinians in multiple raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces conducted a large-scale detention and search raid in Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit, ransacking dozens of houses and rounding up 13 Palestinians.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces detained two Palestinians after breaking into their houses in Jenin city.

They also detained two others in a raid that triggered confrontations in Jenin refugee camp.

While in the camp, the soldiers fired barrages of tear gas canisters towards local teens who attempted to block their passage. No injuries were reported though.

The sources confirmed a similar Israeli military raid in Rummanah village, northwest of the city, resulting in the detention of another.

Furthermore, Israeli military vehicles stormed Dhanaba neighborhood, east of Tulkarm city, where soldiers rounded up two others.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained five others after thoroughly searching their houses in Silwan neighborhood.

On Monday evening, Israeli special forces rounded up six Palestinians, including a former prisoner, from the vicinity of Mavo Dothan checkpoint, southeast of Yaabad town. The detainees were identified as residents of Jenin refugee camp.

Another resident of Jenin district was rounded up while inside Israel.

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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