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Israeli forces detain seven Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces detain seven Palestinians from West Bank
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JENIN, Friday, March 4, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today detained seven Palestinians, mostly in overnight raids across the northern West Bank district of Jenin, according to local sources.

Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office in Jenin, Muntaser Samour, said that Israeli forces barged their way into Qabatiya town, south of the city, rounded up four Palestinians, including three former prisoners, and ransacked the houses of their families.

The heavily-armed soldiers rounded up two others after forcibly entering and searching the houses of their families in Burqin town, west of the city.

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli troops detained a 16-year-old teen from Tal Rumeida.

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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