RAMALLAH, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today overnight detained 11 Palestinians and ransacked several houses across the occupied West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, and another, identified as an undergraduate student in Birzeit University, from the Ramallah city neighbourhood of al-Tireh.
In Jerusalem district, four Palestinians were detained from Kafr Aqab and al-Eizzariya towns as well as from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiyah.
One of the detainees was identified as Ubbai Aboudi, Director of Bisan Center for Research and Development.
In Jenin district, a Palestinian was rounded up as he attempted to cross al-Jalama military checkpoint, northeast of Jenin.
PPS and witnesses elaborated that the detainee was on his way to visit his brother, currently held at the Israeli prison of Naqab.
Meanwhile, two Palestinians, including a university student, were rounded up from the southern West Bank district of Hebron.
Security sources elaborated that Israeli forces raided Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron, where they rounded up the coordinator of Fatah bloc at the Palestine Polytechnic University.
Soldiers ransacked the detainee’s property, stormed his father’s currency exchange shop before seizing cash and a computer.
In Bethlehem district, PPS confirmed an Israeli military raid in Beit Sahour town, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.
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.