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PA security forces raid West Bank houses

February 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Palestinian Authority (PA) security services this week raided tens of Palestinian houses, harassed women and arrested men, including relatives of Palestinian MPs, Quds Net reported.

In Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, the PA security services stormed the home of Nidaa Dweek, daughter of Speaker of Palestinian Parliament Aziz Dweek.

Nidaa wrote on Facebook: “Just now, forces of the Palestinian intelligence agency have left our house. They searched the house and left much havoc behind. They confiscated my daughter’s PC and camera and my son’s mobile and wallet, which includes his ID, University ID and NIS240.”

She also said that they confiscated books, documents, reports and papers related to her PhD.  All the residents in the were beaten, according to Quds Net.

Palestinian sources confirmed Nidaa’s report about the raid and said that the PA forces also raided the homes of Fatemah Seder, Sumayya Sultan, Hayat al-Rajabi and Sonia al-Hamouri. The sources added that the PA forces searched and damaged property inside the houses and confiscated contents.

Elsewhere, the PA security forces raided the house of Abdel-Rahman Bader in Hebron and arrested him. Abdel-Rahman is the son of the Palestinian MP Maher Bader, who is currently being held in Israeli detention.

In Bethlehem, the PA intelligence services raided the house of Zein al-Abideen Awawdeh, a lecturer at the University of Bethlehem. They confiscated computers and mobile phones after searching and damaging the house.

Recently, the PA security agencies have intensified their raids on houses of Palestinian MPs, Hamas leaders and their relatives across the occupied West Bank. No information about the reasons behind this security campaign was disclosed, Quds Net said.