JERUSALEM, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least 13 Palestinians, including a minor, from the West Bank districts of Jerusalem and Hebron.
WAFA correspondent said that Israeli police detained 10 Palestinians after storming their houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh.
Among the 10 detainees were Ghadeer ‘Amuri, an employee with the Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, and Yasser Darwish, Secretary-General of the Fatah movement in Issawiyeh.
Police also conducted a raid into the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Zeitoun, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.
Meanwhile, security sources confirmed that Israeli military vehicles raided al-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, where soldiers rounded up a 15-year-old Palestinian minor.
Israeli soldiers also detained a Palestinian after assaulting him at Jaber Courter of Hebron.
For the residents of Issawiyeh, a Palestinian village of some 20,000, and other parts of occupied East Jerusalem, military raids and building demolitions are a daily reality.
The village is plagued by poor infrastructure, residents are constantly harassed by the Israeli Border Police and anyone, including children, run the risk of arbitrary arrest.
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.