Israeli forces on Tuesday overnight detained 26 Palestinians, including a journalist, from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS confirmed that Israeli forces detained 11 Palestinians, including a 58-year-old father and his two sons, from the northern West Bank district of Nablus.
Among the eleven detainees were 10 Palestinians from Asira Ash-Shamaliya village, north of Nablus.
Meanwhile, PPS said that three Palestinians, all former prisoners, were rounded up from Jenin district.
One of the three detainees was identified as Muhammad Ali Atiq, a journalist.
In Tulkarem district, witnesses confirmed an Israeli military raid in Bal'a town, east of Tulkarem, where dozens of soldiers a number of houses, occupied the rooftops of others and detained a Palestinian.
In Jerusalem district, PPS said that an Israeli military force rounded up three Palestinians from al-Eizariya town, east of Jerusalem.
In Bethlehem district, PPS said that three Palestinians were rounded up, including at least one from Aida refugee camp.
To the south of Bethlehem, PPS confirmed that three others were detained from Hebron district. One of the three detainees was identified as a resident of Dura town and another as a resident of al-Fawwar refugee camp.
Two others were detained from Jericho district.
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.