Injured teen among nine Palestinians detained from West Bank

Injured teen among nine Palestinians detained from West Bank

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained nine Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to security sources. They said that Israeli forces re-arrested two former prisoners after storming the houses of their families in Beit Fajjar town, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. They also detained two others; one from Ebayyat area and the other from Husan town, west of the city. Elsewhere in the southern West Bank, Israeli troops rounded up another from the southern part of Hebron city. They also rounded up an injured teen after breaking into his family house in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the city. The teen was arrested purportedly for hurling Molotov cocktails towards the nearby settler-only bypass Road 60 near the camp. He was taken to a hospital in Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, the sources confirmed a similar military raid in Abu Dis town, east of the city, resulting in the detention of two others. In the central West Bank, Israeli forces barged their way into al-Masyoun neighborhood of Ramallah for the second day in a row, where they broke into a prisoner’s house, turning it upside down. In the northern West Bank, Israeli soldiers set an ambush near Jabal Sbeih (Sbeih Mountain) near Beita town, south of Nablus, resulting in the detention of a protestor who participated in the so-called “night confusion” activities aimed at disturbing Israeli settlers’ attempts to return to the colonial settlement outpost called Eviatar atop the mountain. 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. K.F.

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