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Israeli forces detain five Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain five Palestinians from West Bank
Israeli soldiers are leading a handcuffed Palestinian to a military vehicle in a West Bank raid

NABLUS, Friday, August 13, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained five Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Nablus and Bethlehem, according to security sources.

They said that Israeli troops rounded up four Palestinians from Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus city, after stopping them at the village entrance.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers barged their way into al-Dawha area, southwest of Bethlehem, where they detained a 16-year-old teen after breaking into and ransacking his family house.

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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