RAMALLAH, Friday, September 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained at least nine Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians after breaking into and searching the houses of their families in Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
They also rounded up another and seized his vehicle from the Ramallah city neighborhood of al-Masayef.
The raid triggered confrontations which saw the soldiers opening fire towards youths who attempted to block their passage in several neighborhoods and streets in Ramallah. No injuries were reported though.
Meanwhile, Israeli military vehicles stormed Rantis village, west of Ramallah, where they rounded up three brothers.
In Bethlehem district, Israeli troops rounded up a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his family house in Beit Fajjar town, south of the city.
They also detained another after storming his family house in Husan village, west of the city.
In Tubas district, Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office, Kamal Bani-Odeh, confirmed a similar raid in 'Aqqaba town, north 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.
According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.
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.