Soldiers Invade Several West Bank Districts, Kidnap Residents
Tuesday January 22, 2013 11:38 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Tuesday - January 22, Israeli soldiers invaded several towns and villages in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched dozens of homes and kidnapped a number of residents including two children.
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The army also installed roadblocks and inspected Palestinian vehicles while interrogating drivers and passengers.
Local sources in Borqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, reported that several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the village, adding that the soldiers broke into and searched dozens of homes.
The army also kidnapped two residents identified as Monjid Ragheb Salah, 23, and Maher Ahmad Salah, 23; they were cuffed and blindfolded before being taken to an unknown destination.
Soldiers also invaded ‘Aba village, east of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped one resident, detained and interrogated several residents before and handing one resident a warrant demanding him to head to a Salem nearby Israeli military and security base for interrogation.
The kidnapped resident has been identified as Salim Suleiman Hazhouzy, 20; he was kidnapped from his own home after the soldiers violently broke into the property and searched it.
The army also installed a roadblock east of Ya’bod village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, stopped dozens of vehicles and searched them while inspecting the ID cards of the residents and interrogating them.
Media sources reported that the soldiers also invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians, including two children.
Resident Mohammad Abu Ayyash stated that the army broke into his home, kidnapped his 12-year-old son, Rabee’, and informed the father that his child will be taken to the Etzion military base. The father was told that his child will be released after he pays a 1000 NIS bail.
Soldiers further invaded the Al-Baq’a area, east of Hebron, broke into the home of Badawi Ikhlayyil, and kidnapped his 15-year-old son, Yazan.
Several soldiers attacked the child and pushed him around before hurling a gas bomb and a concussion grenade at the family’s home.
Another resident, identified as Ibrahim Mohammad Ibregheeth, 40, was also kidnapped after the army broke into his home in Al-Baq’a and searched it.
Local sources reported that clashes took place between the residents and the invading Israeli soldiers, and added that several residents have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
On Monday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Jenin and Tubas. The army also demolished a Palestinian home, and a greenhouse, owned by local farmers.
The army invaded Yatta town, near Hebron, and demolished a two-story home leaving resident Hamad Mohammad Al-Amour, and his 15 family members in the cold.
The army went on to demolish a hothouse and a well that belong to resident Mousa Mohammad Makhamra.
Soldiers further invaded Al-Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped two teenagers after the army broke into several homes and searched them.
Invasions, kidnapping and arrests targeting the Palestinians, their homes, lands and property are carried out by the soldiers on a daily basis in direct violation of International Law.