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Israeli forces Tuesday overnight detained at least 11 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank

Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, including a former prisoner, after ransacking their houses in Asira Ash-Shamaliya village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus

In Tulkarem district, witnesses confirmed an Israeli military raid in Bal'a town, east of Tulkarem, where dozens of soldiers a number of houses, occupied the rooftops of others and detained a Palestinian

In Jerusalem district, WAFA correspondent said that Israeli military vehicles raided al-Eizariya town, east of Jerusalem, where soldiers rounded up three Palestinians

During ensuing confrontations, soldiers opened fire towards youngsters who protested the raid. No injuries were reported though

In Bethlehem district, an Israeli military raid was carried out in Aida refugee camp, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian

In Hebron district, security sources confirmed that two Palestinians were detained in separate two raids in Dura town and al-Fawwar refugee camp in the southern West Bank

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

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 5,700 Palestinians -- including numerous women and children -- are currently languishing in Israeli detention facilities