JERUSALEM, Israeli police Thursday evening detained a Palestinian from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Tur, according to local sources.
They confirmed that police rounded up an 18-year-old Palestinian teen after storming and ransacking his family house in the neighborhood, turning it upside down.
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.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)