Israeli Forces Detain Six Palestinians, Including Cancer Patient, in West Bank

Israeli forces today detained six Palestinians, including a cancer patient, from various parts of the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

PPS confirmed that Israeli forces detained a 45-year-old cancer patient after storming his house in al-Azzeh refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

It added that Israeli forces also raided Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians.

A similar Israeli military raid was carried out in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of another.

In Ramallah district, Israeli military vehicles stormed Saffa village, west of Ramallah city, where soldiers rounded up a Palestinian.

In Salfit district, soldiers barged their way to Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit city, and detained a Palestinian.

In Jerusalem district, PPS confirmed that a Palestinian was detained by Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya.

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.

Source: Palestine Chronicle