TULKAREM, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday detained at least 15 Palestinians, including two minors, and ransacked several houses during multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
In the northern West Bank, PPS confirmed that Israeli forces detained five Palestinians, including two former prisoners, from Tulkarem district.
Two were rounded up from Tulkarem city, another from Nur Shams refugee camp, another from Tulkarem refugee camp and another from Zeita town, north of Tulkarem.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces conducted a raid into Nablus city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians.
During the overnight raid, Israeli troops fired at Palestinian security forces, injuring an officer.
In Ramallah district, PPS said that Israeli forces detained at least a Palestinian.
In Jerusalem district, PPS confirmed that three Palestinians were rounded up in multiple raids.
One Palestinian was rounded up from Bir Nabala town, northwest of Jerusalem, another from Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and another from Jerusalem’s Old City.
In Hebron district, Israeli military vehicles raided Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron, detaining a Palestinian.
A similar Israeli military raid was conducted into As-Samou‘ town, south of Hebron, detaining a Palestinian.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers assaulted and rounded up two Palestinian minors, both aged 15, in the vicinity of Tareq Bin Ziad Secondary School in the H2 area of Hebron, which falls under Israeli military control.
H2 area, which houses 32,000 Palestinians, is considered the most vulnerable to Israeli forces and settlers’ attacks. Around 800 extremist Israeli settlers live in that area.
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.