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Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank
Israeli police detain a Palestinian minor from the Old City of Jerusalem (file photo)

RAMALLAH, Thursday, December 16, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained six Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

Israeli forces re-arrested two former prisoners and ransacked a house in Silat al-Harithiya village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

In Nablus district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Madama village, south of the city, where the soldiers re-arrested another former prisoner.

In the Jordan Valley, the sources confirmed a similar military raid in Jericho city, resulting in the detention of two others.

In the southern West Bank, soldiers barged their way into Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, where they arrested another after ransacking his family house.

Elsewhere in the southern West Bank, Israeli troops detained two others from the city of Hebron.

They also rounded up another, ransacked his lathing workshop and seized some equipment in the southern neighborhood of the city.

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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