RAMALLAH, Monday, April 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday overnight detained at least 16 Palestinians in multiple raids across the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
They said that Israeli forces rounded up nine Palestinians, including two brothers, after breaking into and searching the houses of their families in Husan village, west of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, undercover Israeli forces, known as Musta'ribeen, abducted another from Sultan Suleiman Street in East Jerusalem.
This came as police barged their way into the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Wadi Hilweh, Bi‘r Ayyoub and Ein al-Louzeh in Silwan, speaking confrontations.
In the northern West Bank, another was detained from al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin.
Gun-toting soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner and searched his house in Tammun town, south of Tubas.
In the central West Bank, the soldiers detained four others in multiple raids in Ramallah and al-Bireh district.
One of the detainees was identified as a former prisoner from al-Mazra‘a al-Gharbiya village, northwest of the city, another as a resident of the nearby village of Qarawat Bani Zeid, another as a resident of al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the city, and the fourth as a resident of Saffa village, west of the city.
The sources confirmed a raid in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the city, where the soldiers opened fire towards and chased local teens. Neither injuries nor detentions were reported though.
In Jericho district, the sources confirmed similar confrontations at the entrance of Fasayil village, northwest of the city.
The heavily-armed soldiers opened fire towards teenage villagers. No injuries were reported though.
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.