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Three Palestinians detained from northern West Bank

 

NABLUS, Friday, June 12, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces dawn Friday detained at least three Palestinians from the northern West Bank, said local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli forces rounded up two former prisoners in a raid in Burqa village, north of Nablus.

Meanwhile, sources confirmed an Israeli military raid in Izbet Shufa village, southeast of Tulkarem city, resulting in the detention of another.

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.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.

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.

K.F.

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