HEBRON, Wednesday, May 08, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, confirmed security sources.
One Palestinian, identified as a resident of Yatta city, south of Hebron, was detained after being summoned by the Israeli intelligence in Etzion detention center.
A 15-year-old Palestinian was rounded up from al-Fawwar refugee camp in the Hebron district, while another Palestinian, identified as a resident of Hebron district, was detained while in Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers stormed a family house in Wadi al-Hasin area, located near Kiryat Arba‘ settlement.
Soldiers showed up at the house of the Abu Is‘ifan family in Wadi al-Hasin, assaulted and locked the family, comprised of 50 members, inside a room for over two hours, ransacked the house, turning it upside down.
By the time the incident was over, several members of the Is‘ifan family required medical treatment. They were treated for contusions and bruises.
Soldiers raiding homes in the middle of the night has become a common part of life not only for the Karamah family, but across the West Bank.
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.