RAMALLAH, Friday, December 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday overnight detained 10 Palestinians and seized a car in multiple raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
They said that heavily-armed Israeli police rounded up five Palestinians, including three brothers, after forceibly entering their houses and assaulting their families in the Bab Hutta neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Intelligence officers leading dogs muscled in the family house of a former prisoner in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir and ransacked it, turning it upside down.
In the northern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Arraba town, southwest of Jenin, where the soldiers detained a woman after thoroughly searching her house.
The soldiers forced their way into the nearby town of Silat ad-Dhahr, resulting in the detention of a man.
They also conducted a raid in Dhaher al Malih village, west of Jenin, and seized a villager’s car.
In Nablus district, the sources confirmed a raid in Burqa town, north of the city, resulting in the detention of three others, including a father along with his son.
On Thursday evening, Israeli police rounded up nine women from Jerusalem purportedly for not having entry permits.
The women, all residents of Jenin city, was on their way back from the occupied city after performing prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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.