Israeli forces detain two Palestinians from northern West Bank


Israeli forces Friday dawn detained two Palestinians from Ya‘bad town, southwest of Jenin city, according to local sources. They said that Israeli forces rounded up the two, including a former prisoner who was released from custody some two weeks ago, after ransacking their family houses in the northern West Bank town. Meanwhile, Israeli troops barged their way into al-Bireh city neighborhood of Sateh Marhaba, where they seized the surveillance camera recordings of several stores. 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.