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Israeli forces detain four Palestinians from West Bank

HEBRON, Friday, August 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained four Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to security sources.

They said that Israeli forces barged their way into Yatta town, south of the city, where they rounded up a father along with his two sons and ransacked several houses, turning them upside down.

Soldiers manning Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus city, stopped and rounded up another Palestinian from Hebron city.

Meanwhile, Israeli police detained four others while the latter were in Israel.

Three of the detainees were identified as residents of Jaba‘ town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and the other as a resident of Jenin refugee camp.

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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