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Israeli police detain seven Palestinians from Jerusalem neighborhood


JERUSALEM, Monday, March 30, 2020 (WAFA) - Israeli police Monday evening detained seven Palestinians from the refugee camp of Shu‘afat, to the north of the occupied city of Jerusalem, according to local sources.

The sources confirmed that Israeli police raided the camp, where they occupied the rooftops of several houses and detained seven Palestinians, including a woman.

The detainees were taken to the military checkpoint at the entrance of the camp.

This came as Israeli forces conducted a raid into Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem, and closed off its southern entrance, preventing the town residents from going in or out of it.

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.

K.T/ K.F.

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