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Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Monday, January 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained nine Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces re-arrested two former prisoners after breaking into their family house in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah.

They also re-arrested two others after storming and ransacking the houses of their families in Kafr Ni'ma village, northwest of the central West Bank city.

Still in Ramallah district, the sources confirmed a similar raid in Ni‘lin town, west of the city, resulting in the detention of an undergraduate student enrolled in the Nablus-based An-Najah National University.

In Nablus district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Beita town, which has become a scene of weekly protests rallies to protest Israeli settler-colonialism and pillage of Palestinian land, where the soldiers detained another.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank, gun-toting soldiers detained three others; two from Izbat at-Tabib village, east of Qalqiliya, and another from Qalqiliya.

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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