Israeli forces detain four Palestinians from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Israeli forces Friday overnight detained at least four Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, according to security sources.

They confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a 63-year-old Palestinian after ransacking his house in Dura town, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces barged their way into Beit Sahour city, where they detained another breaking into and thoroughly searching his house.

The soldiers also arrived at al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, where they smashed the main doors of several houses, went inside and tampered with their contents.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Sabah al-Kheir and the Nablus Street in Jenin city, where the soldiers rounded up two Palestinians.

The soldiers detonated the doors of the detainees’ family houses, entered and searched the houses, turning them upside down.

On Thursday evening, a former prisoner was briefly re-arrested and interrogated after being stopped at an Israeli military checkpoint near the city of Ramallah.

Taher Jamal Kmail a resident of Qabatiya town, south of Jenin, and a candidate on the electoral list “Nabd” for the upcoming Palestinian legislative elections.

Also yesterday evening, Israeli police rounded up two teens, both aged 17, after stopping their vehicle in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur.

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

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