RAMALLAH, Thursday, May 16, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained at least eight Palestinians, including a minor, from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and a municipal source.
PPS confirmed that four Palestinians were detained from the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh.
Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from al-Mazra‘a al-Gharbiyya village and another from Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah.
Meanwhile, Israeli police rounded up a 15-year-old Palestinian minor after ransacking his family’s house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
In Bethlehem district, Israeli military vehicles raided Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, where soldiers rounded up a Palestinian.
In the northern West Bank, PPS confirmed an Israeli military raid into Qabatia town, south of Jenin, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.
In Nablus, Member of Urif Local Council Adel al-Amer said that Israeli forces conducted a raid into the village, south of Nablus city, and detained 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.