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Israeli forces detain eight Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain eight Palestinians from West Bank
Two Israeli soldiers are seen taking a handcuffed Palestinian teen to a military vehicle

RAMALLAH, Thursday, September 23, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained eight Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up an 18-year-old teen after storming his family house in Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.

The soldiers also rounded up another after ransacking his family house in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli military vehicles stormed Ya‘bad town, west of the city, where the soldiers detained three Palestinians and thoroughly searched the houses of their families.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police detained another after breaking into his parents’ house in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood.

While in the neighborhood, police and intelligence officers leading attack dogs ransacked a house, turning it topsy-turvy, and interrogated the family members.

Police also detained two others, including a woman, from the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The detention of the Jerusalemites came as some 600 settlers, under military protection, barged their way into the mosque compound in small successive groups.

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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