Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including a university professor, in multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, said the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS).
PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained Ahmad Qatamesh, 68, a political scientist known for his writings and lectures who was designated by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, after raiding his house in Ramallah city.
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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.
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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.
According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians — including numerous women and children — are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities.
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