Israeli forces detain six Palestinians from West Bank

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Israeli occupation forces Thursday overnight detained six Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that Israeli forces rounded up a Palestinian after stopping him at a checkpoint at the entrance of Arraba town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

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The detainee was identified as a university student and a relative of one of the six prisoners who managed to escape from the highly-fortified Gilboa Prison on Monday.

In Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers re-arrested a former prisoner after breaking into his family house in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of the city.

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Police detained another from the courtyards of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The detainee was identified as a resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ash-Shayyah of Silwan.

In Bethlehem district, the soldiers detained another and ransacked his family house in Dheisheh refugee camp, south of the city, turning it topsy-turvy.

They conducted a similar raid in Abu Nujaym area, east of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of another.

In Hebron district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Dura town, south of the city, where the soldiers rounded up another.

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.

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