Report: "Four Killed, 259 Kidnapped In April"
Wednesday May 01, 2013 10:31 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights published its monthly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinian in April, revealing that the soldiers killed four Palestinians and kidnapped 259.
Image Ahrar Center
The center said that the arrests were mainly made during dozens of invasions carried out by the army against Palestinian communities in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Most of the arrests in April have been carried out in the Hebron district, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, as the army kidnapped 94 Palestinians, followed by Jerusalem where the army kidnapped 42 Palestinians.
Ahrar added that 25 Palestinians have been kidnapped in Jenin, 24 in Bethlehem, Nablus 22, Ramallah 20, Qalqilia 18, Tulkarem 6, Salfit 6, and Tubas 4 residents. One of the kidnapped, identified as Dia’ Nassar, from Tulkarem, was shot and injured before the army kidnapped him.
One Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Khaled Abu Oweily, 22, from Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza, was kidnapped while trying to cross the border.
Furthermore, the army kidnapped two Palestinians at the Al-Karama Crossing with Jordan. The two have been identified as Yahia Ayyash, 61, who lives in Jordan, and Ahmad Khaled, the brother of, Waleed Khaled, an author and intellectual who has been imprisoned by Israel since March 10, 2013.
Furthermore, detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, 64, from Hebron, died at an Israeli prison due to an advanced stage of cancer resulting from the lack of medical treatment in Israeli prisons.
Also, the army kidnapped two Palestinian teenagers identified as Naji Al-Balbeesy, 19, and Amer Nassar, 17, after shooting and wounding them during a protest at the Ennab military roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.
They were injured during clashes the swept across the West Bank following the death of Abu Hamdiyya.
On April 30, the army assassinated Haitham Al-Mis-hal, 29, after firing a missile at him while driving his motorcycle in Gaza; two Palestinians were injured in the attack.
Head of the Ahrar Center, Fuad Al-Khoffash, stated that the army also kidnapped in April several Palestinian political leaders, social figures and university professors.
Al-Khoffash added that 10 Palestinians were kidnapped on military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank.