Aug 05, 2021 13:29 UTC
  • Israeli forces arrest 10 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli regime forces have detained at least 10 Palestinians in several violent raids across the occupied West Bank, including al-Quds.

The Palestinian official Wafa news agency reported that the raids took place overnight on Wednesday.

Director of the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Office, Kamal Bani-Odeh, said the Israeli soldiers stormed and ransacked houses in the Palestinian village of Wadi al-Far’a, situated in the northeastern West Bank, and arrested a father and his two sons.

They also forced their way into Far’a refugee camp, injuring Palestinian teens by live ammunition during confrontations with protesting locals.

In the northern West Bank town of al-Yamun, a similar military raid was reported, with the regime forces detaining two Palestinians.

Israeli troops also stormed Deir Abu Mash'al village, where they took another Palestinian into custody.

They further searched several houses in the town of Beit Ummar and detained two teenagers, aged 16 and 17.

Additionally, Israeli policemen rounded up two Palestinian brothers from al-Quds’ Silwan neighborhood.

The Israeli regime frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the West Bank under the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in Israeli jails. Hundreds have been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention, which allows holding Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons without trial or charge.