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Israeli forces detain five Palestinians in Ramallah-district raids

Israeli forces detain five Palestinians in Ramallah-district 
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Israeli forces are seen escorting a handcuffed Palestinian teen into a military vehicle

RAMALLAH, Friday, December 10, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained five Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Ramallah, according to local sources.

They said that Israeli forces re-arrested up three former prisoners, including a student enrolled in Birzeit University, after breaking into and searching their houses in al-Bireh city.

They also re-arrested two others after ransacking their houses in Beitunia town, west of Ramallah.

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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