BETHLEHEM, Monday, February 20, 2023 (WAFA) – A Palestinian today sustained a gunshot injury and others suffocated from Israeli army gunfire in Dheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, according to security sources.
They said that Israeli forces stormed Ad-Doha town, west of the southern West Bank city, and fired volleys of tear gas canisters and concussion grenades towards school children in the camp, lightly injuring a resident by a canister and causing others to suffocate.
The soldiers detained a resident of the town.
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.