RAMALLAH, Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained at least five Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to security sources.
They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian teen after ransacking his family house in Deir Nidham village, northwest of Bethlehem.
This came three days after Israeli forces blockaded and conducted a large-scale search and detention campaign in the village purportedly as part of an active pursuit of the perpetrators of a stone-throwing attack that resulted in injuring a settler near the village entrance.
In Nablus district, sources confirmed a military raid in the Nablus city neighborhood of Khallet al-Amud, resulting in the detention of another Palestinian.
Soldiers also barged their way into Zawata village, northwest of the city, where they rounded up another.
In Hebron district, soldiers conducted similar two raids in Beit Kahel and Deir Samet villages, located northwest and west of the city, resulting in the detention of two others.
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.
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