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Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians, injure two others in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces detained 10 Palestinians and injured two others in multiple raids across the West Bank.

During ensuing confrontations, soldiers indiscriminately opened live fire towards youngsters protesting the raid, hitting a protestor with live round in the knee and another in the right thigh.

Both casualties were evacuated to a hospital in Bethlehem city for treatment.

In Hebron district, Israeli military vehicles raided Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, where soldiers rounded up a Palestinian.

A similar military raid was confirmed in Adh-Dhahiriya town, south of Hebron, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian.

In Jerusalem district, a Palestinian was rounded up by Israeli troops from Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem.

Israeli occupation forces rounded up two former prisoners from the old town of Ramallah, known as Ramallah al-Tahta, and Saffa village, west of Ramallah city.

The raids triggered confrontations, during which soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs at youngsters. No injuries were reported though.

In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces conducted a raid into Qalqiliya city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians.

Israeli occupation 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.