Eight Palestinians detained from West Bank

JENIN, Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained eight Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians from the northern West Bank of Jenin.

One of the three detainees was identified as a resident of the Jenin city neighborhood of Marah, another as a resident of Burqin town and the third as a former prisoner who went on a hunger strike for 43 days against his administrative detention.

During the raid into Marah neighborhood, soldiers severely assaulted a young man, ransacked several houses and interrogated their occupants.

In Tulkarem district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Tulkarem city, where soldiers rounded up a Palestinian.

Soldiers conducted a similar raid in Ramin village, east of Tulkarem, resulting in the detention of another.

Meanwhile, PPS said that two teens were rounded up from the southern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

One of the two detainees was identified as a resident of al-Fawwar refugee camp and another of Hebron city.

In Jerusalem district, police rounded up another from al-Issawiya neighborhood.

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.


Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency