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Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians from West Bank
Israeli police detains a teen from the Old City of Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, Monday, January 24, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained at least nine Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces re-arrested a former prisoner after breaking into his house in Ni‘lin town, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The soldiers detained another after storming and ransacking his house in the nearby town of Kharbatha al-Misbah.

In the northern West Bank, military vehicles raided Jaba‘ town, south of Jenin, where the troops rounded up two others and searched several houses, turning them upside down.

In Jericho district, soldiers barged their way into Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, southwest of the city, where they detained another after muscling into his family house and interrogating the occupants.

The detainee’s brother was later on detained at the southern entrance of the city.

In Jerusalem district, heavily-armed soldiers detained a young man after brutally beating him during confrontations at the entrance of Qalandia refugee camp, north of the city.

In the southern West Bank, the sources confirmed a similar raid in al-Burj village, south of Hebron, resulting in the detention of a teacher.

Gun-toting soldiers also detained another from Hebron 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.

K.F.

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